Kelly Murray

Kelly Murray is a Canadian professional ice hockey defender, currently playing with SDE Hockey in the SDHL.

Kelly Murray
Born (1994-04-26) April 26, 1994 (age 28)
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position Defender
Shoots Left
SDHL team
Former teams
SDE Hockey
Calgary Inferno
University of British Columbia
Cornell University
Playing career 2012–present


From 2012 to 2014, Murray played for Cornell University, putting up 12 points in 37 NCAA games.[1] After missing a significant number of games due to injuries and the introduction of a new rule allowing players to join USports without sitting out for a year, she left Cornell to join the University of British Columbia.[2] She would play for the team until 2017, serving as an assistant captain for the team and putting up 52 points in 80 USports games.[3] She was named to the 2017 USports women's all-star team.[4][5]

She was drafted 12th overall by the Calgary Inferno in the 2017 CWHL draft.[6] She signed her first professional contract with the Inferno ahead of the 2017–18 season. She would win the Clarkson Cup with the team the following year.[7]

After the collapse of the CWHL in May 2019, she left North America to sign with SDE Hockey in Sweden.[8][9] She served as an assistant captain for the team in her first SDHL season, scoring 13 points in 34 games as SDE made the playoffs for the first time in history. She scored her first SDHL goal in a 6–0 victory against Göteborg HC on the 17th of November 2019.


She represented Canada at the 2017 Winter Universiade, winning a silver medal.

Personal lifeEdit

Her sister, Eden Murray, also played professionally with the Inferno.[10] Her uncle, Andy Murray, is a former NHL head coach, her cousins Brady Murray and Jordy Murray both played professional hockey in Switzerland, and her cousin Sarah Murray was head coach of the unified Korean team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Kelly Murray - 2013-14 - Women's Ice Hockey". Cornell University Athletics.
  2. ^ "Kelly Murray joins UBC women's hockey". University of British Columbia Athletics.
  3. ^ "UBC Stars of the Week: Kelly Murray driven to succeed in hockey homestretch". theprovince.
  4. ^ "Kelly Murray drafted by CWHL's Calgary Inferno". University of British Columbia Athletics.
  5. ^ Staffieri, Mark (June 11, 2017). "Kelly Murray Marvels in Sensational All-Canadian Season with UBC Thunderbirds".
  7. ^ Staffieri, Mark (July 9, 2019). "CWHL Tribute: Kelly Murray | Calgary Inferno | 2019 Clarkson Cup champion".
  8. ^ "Kanadensisk back klar för SDHL-klubben - Hockeysverige". Kanadensisk back klar för SDHL-klubben - Hockeysverige.
  9. ^ Einarsson, Mikael (June 28, 2019). "SDE fortsätter på det nordamerikanska spåret".
  10. ^ "Calgary Inferno set to battle for Canadian Women's Hockey League championship". Global News.
  11. ^ Staffieri, Mark (June 17, 2020). "Kelly Murray joins former Inferno teammates on Sweden's SDE".
  12. ^ "Murray vs. Murray".

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