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Murray Armstrong
Position Centre
Shot Left
Nickname(s) Army
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Americans
Brooklyn Americans
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1916-01-01)January 1, 1916,
Regina, SK, CAN
Pro Career 1937 – 1946

Murray Alexander Armstrong (born January 1, 1916) is a retired Canadian professional centre and NCAA hockey coach.

Playing career[]

Armstrong played junior hockey with the Regina Pats before debuting with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1937–38 season. Two years later he was involved in one of the biggest trades of the decade. He, Busher Jackson, Buzz Boll, and Doc Romnes were sent to the New York Americans in exchange for Sweeney Schriner. He played three years with New York before World War II, in which he went to play and coach for the senior Regina Army Capitals. Following his army service, Armstrong was signed by Jack Adams in Detroit, but halfway through his third season he was demoted after Adams called up an 18-year old named Gordie Howe.

Following his retirement, Armstrong went on to coach the Regina Pats from 1950–55, and the University of Denver from 1956 to 1977, winning 5 NCAA Championships in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1967 and 1968. He is considered one of the top NCAA coaches of all time.

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