Rob Lehtinen, Boys 15O Co-Head Coach
Rob Lehtinen enters his second season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s as the Co-Head Hockey Coach of the 15O Boys hockey team. In his first season he helped guide the 150 Boys team to the USA Hockey National Championship game and finished with an overall record of 48-9-4.
Lehtinen got his start in coaching at Northern Michigan University NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey program from 2010 to 2021, where he started as Director of Hockey Operations & Video Coordinator (2010-2014) and then was named Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach (2014-2021) where he played an integral role with skill development of student-athletes, special teams- penalty kill situational play, practice planning and recruitment of players across North America and Europe. In his time as Assistant Coach at Northern Michigan, the Wildcats made two appearances to the WCHA Playoff Championship games (2018 & 2021) and had two players earn NCAA Division I All-American honors and several All-Conference players in the WCHA.
Lehtinen has been involved with the USA Hockey National Player Development Festivals in Buffalo, NY. Coaching teams at the Select 17 Festival in the summer of 2019 and the Select 16 Festival the summer of 2021. He’s also worked as a player evaluator & coach at the Michigan Evaluation Camps for Michigan Amateur Hockey Association in the spring from 2015-2019 in Taylor, MI.
Lehtinen played for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats in the CCHA from 2003-2007. In his four years playing for the Wildcats the team made three appearances in the CCHA Super Six Championships in Detroit, MI. He was named the team’s Best Defensive Player (2004-2007) and the team’s Unsung Hero Award recipient (2006-2007). Prior to college, Lehtinen played two seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL (2001-2003), where he was a member of the USHL Eastern Conference Champions in 2002-2003. After College, Lehtinen played professionally for the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL and helped captured the CHL Playoff Championship- Ray Miron President’s Cup in 2007-2008 in his first professional season. He also played with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL.
A native of Marquette, Michigan, Lehtinen received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health and Physical Education with Coaching minor from Northern Michigan University in 2014. Rob and his wife, Angela have two children, Stella and Luc.
Tyler Ruegsegger, Boys 15O Co-Head Coach
Tyler Ruegsegger is a Colorado native who came to Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a freshman in 2001. He played four years at SSM, winning a national championship in 2005 with the Boys’ Prep team. He graduated in 2006 and then played his college hockey at the University of Denver. He graduated summa cum laude from Denver in 2010, with a degree in Business Administration. Ruegsegger represented Team USA at the World Junior Championships in 2008 and played professional hockey for four seasons in the ECHL and AHL, where he won a championship with the Alaska Aces. Ruegsegger was a 2006 draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ruegsegger began his coaching career at Valor Christian High School as an assistant to his former college coach George Gwozdecky. He is currently in his sixth year as a coach at SSM, and has coached at the U14, 15O, and U16 levels. In 2021 he won a USA Hockey national championship with the U14 team and in 2022 he helped lead the 15O team to the national championship game. In addition to coaching, Ruegsegger is the Hockey Advancement Coordinator for the Shattuck hockey program.
Tyler and his wife Megan have two girls, Reagan and Aspen, and in his spare time he enjoys being home and playing with them.