Bob Murray (ice hockey, born 1954)
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 1971–74 (where he won a Memorial Cup) when the Blackhawks drafted him 52nd overall in 1974.
November 26, 1954|
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks|
52nd overall, 1974|
Chicago Black Hawks
77th overall, 1974|
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.
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. 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 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. Murray returned exclusively to the front office later that summer, hiring Dallas Eakins as the Ducks' new head coach.
|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|
Head coaching recordEdit
|ANA||2018–19||26||14||11||1||29||6th in Pacific||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
- Gano, Rick. "Blackhawks Fire GM Murray". apnews.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
- records.nhl.com. "Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award". records.nhl.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
- "Ducks Executive VP/GM Murray to Assume Interim Head Coaching Position". NHL.com. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Bob Murray's trades as GM of the Ducks
- Bob Murray's trades as GM of the Black Hawks
| Chicago Black Hawks captain
During injury to Darryl Sutter
| General manager of the Chicago Black Hawks
| General manager of the Anaheim Ducks
| Head coach of the Anaheim Ducks