Bob Murray (ice hockey, born 1954)

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Robert Frederick Murray (born November 26, 1954) is a Canadian ice hockey player and executive who is the current general manager of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Murray played in the NHL from 1975 to 1990 as a defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was playing for the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL from 197174 (where he won a Memorial Cup) when the Blackhawks drafted him 52nd overall in 1974.

Bob Murray
Born (1954-11-26) November 26, 1954 (age 66)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 1974
Chicago Black Hawks
WHA Draft 77th overall, 1974
Cincinnati Stingers
Playing career 1974–1990

Playing careerEdit

After playing with the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League in 1974–75, he joined the Chicago Blackhawks for the 1975–76 season after being drafted in the third round (#52 overall) in the 1974 NHL amateur draft. After developing a leadership role with the team, Murray served as Chicago's interim captain for two months of the 1985–86 season (November 1985 to January 1986) while captain Darryl Sutter was out of the lineup with an injury. Other than starting the 1988–89 season briefly in the IHL, Murray spent 15 consecutive seasons with the Blackhawks, finishing his career with a postseason loss to Edmonton on May 12, 1990.

In 1,008 career NHL games, Murray amassed 132 goals and 382 assists. He appeared in the 35th National Hockey League All-Star Game in February 1983 as a member of the Campbell Conference team.

Post-playing careerEdit

The Blackhawks hired Murray as their director of player personnel in 1991, and he became the sixth general manager in Chicago Blackhawks history on July 3, 1997. He served as GM of the Blackhawks from 1997 to December 1999, when he was fired 22 games into his third season with Chicago in last place in the Central Division.[1] Murray briefly worked as a scouting consultant for Anaheim before becoming a professional scout for the Vancouver Canucks from 1999 to 2005.

On July 14, 2005, Murray became the Ducks' senior vice president of hockey operations, working with Anaheim general manager Brian Burke and overseeing all aspects of player development. He won the Stanley Cup in this role with the Ducks in 2007.

Murray replaced Burke as the Ducks' general manager on November 12, 2008, when Burke abruptly left the job to become the Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager and president later in the month. The Ducks made the Stanley Cup playoffs in eight of Murray's first 10 seasons in charge, reaching two Western Conference finals and winning five consecutive Pacific Division titles from 2012-17. Murray won the NHL's Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year award for the 2013–14 season[2] after the Ducks finished atop the Western Conference with a franchise-record 116 points.

On February 10, 2019, Murray fired head coach Randy Carlyle for the second time in their Anaheim careers and assumed the head coaching position himself for the final 26 games of the 2018–19 season.[3] Murray returned exclusively to the front office later that summer, hiring Dallas Eakins as the Ducks' new head coach.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 62 14 49 63 88 16 2 6 8 18
1971–72 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 3 1 1 2 6
1972–73 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 32 9 26 35 34 12 1 21 22 43
1973–74 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 63 23 76 99 88 5 0 6 6 6
1974–75 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 75 14 43 57 130 10 2 6 8 13
1975–76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 1 2 3 44
1976–77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 77 10 11 21 71 2 0 1 1 2
1977–78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 14 17 31 41 4 1 4 5 2
1978–79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 79 19 32 51 38 4 1 0 1 6
1979–80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 16 34 50 60 7 2 4 6 6
1980–81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 77 13 47 60 93 3 0 0 0 2
1981–82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 8 22 30 48 15 1 6 7 16
1982–83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 79 7 32 39 71 13 2 3 5 10
1983–84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 78 11 37 48 78 5 3 1 4 6
1984–85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 5 38 43 56 15 3 6 9 20
1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 9 29 38 75 3 0 2 2 0
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 6 38 44 80 4 1 0 1 4
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 6 20 26 44 5 1 3 4 2
1988–89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 18 3 7 10 14
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 2 4 6 27 16 2 3 5 22
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 5 19 24 45 16 2 4 6 8
NHL totals 1,008 132 382 514 871 112 19 37 55 106

Head coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Postseason
G W L OTL Pts Finish W L Win% Result
ANA 2018–19 26 14 11 1 29 6th in Pacific Missed playoffs
Total 26 14 11 1 29    

AwardsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Bob Murray Anaheim Duck page

  1. ^ Gano, Rick. "Blackhawks Fire GM Murray". apnews.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  2. ^ records.nhl.com. "Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award". records.nhl.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Ducks Executive VP/GM Murray to Assume Interim Head Coaching Position". NHL.com. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.

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Preceded by
Darryl Sutter
Chicago Black Hawks captain
1985–86
During injury to Darryl Sutter
Succeeded by
Darryl Sutter
Preceded by
Bob Pulford
General manager of the Chicago Black Hawks
1997–99
Succeeded by
Bob Pulford
Preceded by
Brian Burke
General manager of the Anaheim Ducks
2008–present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Randy Carlyle
Head coach of the Anaheim Ducks
(interim)

2019
Succeeded by
Dallas Eakins