|Robert Frederick Murray|
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
183 lb (83 kg)
|Teams||Chicago Black Hawks|
|Born||November 26, 1954,|
Kingston, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||52nd, 1974|
Chicago Black Hawks
|WHA Draft||77th, 1974|
|Pro Career||1974 – 1990|
Robert Frederick "Bob" Murray (born 26 November 1954 in Kingston, Ontario) is the current General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks. Murray replaced Brian Burke midseason on November 12, 2008. A former NHL defenceman, Murray played in the NHL 1975-88 and 1988-90 (all with the Chicago Blackhawks, known as the "Black Hawks" for most of his career). He was playing for the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL 1971–74 (where he won a Memorial Cup) when the Black Hawks drafted him 52nd overall in 1974. He won the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the QMJHL rookie of the year in 1971-72.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
After playing with the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League in 1974–75, he joined the NHL Hawks for the 1974–75 after being drafted by the Black Hawks in round 3 (#52 overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. After developing a leadership role with the team, Murray served as interim captain, for two months of the 1985–86 season (Nov.'85 to Jan'86), while Captain Darryl Sutter was out of the lineup, with an injury. Starting the 1988–89 season briefly in the AHL, Murray completed his NHL career with Chicago in the summer of 1990.
In 1,008 career games, he amassed 132 goals and 382 assists. He also appeared in the 35th National Hockey League All-Star Game as a member of the Campbell Conference team.
Post-playing career[edit | edit source]
In 1991, the Blackhawks hired him as their Director of Player personnel, and was named the sixth General Manager in Chicago Blackhawk history on July 3, 1997. He served as GM of the Blackhawks from 1997 to November 1999. Following his tenure with the Blackhawks, Murray was hired by the Anaheim Ducks as a Scouting Consultant in 1999. After his consulting work with the Ducks, Murray worked as a Professional Scout with the Vancouver Canucks from 1999 to 2005.
On July 14, 2005, Murray was named Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Anaheim Ducks. He works directly with Anaheim Executive VP & GM Brian Burke, and oversees all aspects of player development. He won the Stanley Cup in this role with the Ducks in 2007.
On November 12, 2008, he was named the new General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Robert Frederick Murray's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Hockey Hall of Fame
|Chicago Black Hawks captains
- Note: Bob Murray served as captain, while Darryl Sutter was injured & out of the lineup.
|Chicago Blackhawks General Managers|
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