He was selected 150th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He has however never played in the National Hockey League. His career brought him in North America in 2005-06, where he played a handful of games for three teams (the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Charlotte Checkers and the Toledo Storm) before returning to Europe.
Brückler is a regular member of the Austrian National Team. His first selection came at the 2004 World Championship, where he did not play a single game. The next year, he had established himself as the top Austrian goaltender and played five games. Except for 2006 (where he did not play) and 2007, he has always been the number one goalie of his country at the World Championships.