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John Murray "Moe" Henderson (September 5, 1921 – January 4, 2013) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 405 games in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins.[1]

Murray Henderson
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Born (1921-09-05)September 5, 1921
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died January 4, 2013(2013-01-04) (aged 91)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1944–1956

Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1921, Henderson played junior hockey with the Toronto Young Rangers.[1][2][3] In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed on the Pacific coast where he flew patrol missions. He was discharged two years later following the death of his father.[1] Henderson played briefly for the Boston Olympics, a farm team of the Boston Bruins, before joining the big club for five games at the end of the 1944-1945 season.[2][1] In total Henderson played eight seasons with the Bruins and registered 24 goals and 62 assists. Following his NHL career, he spent four seasons as the player-coach of the Hershey Bears.[1]

Henderson is the nephew of the Conacher brothers Roy, Lionel and Charlie who were all inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.[1] He is also the cousin of Brian, Pete and Lionel Conacher, Jr .


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hunter, Paul (January 6, 2013). "Obituary: Wartime NHLer Murray Henderson dead at 91". Toronto Star. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Murray Henderson". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ Wyman, Mike (August 7, 2010). "The Golden Years: Murray Henderson". Inside Hockey. Archived from the original on 28 November 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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