|Born||February 17, 1893,|
Buffalo, New York
|Died||October 25 1963 (aged 70),|
|5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
|Pro clubs||Portland Rosebuds|
Thomas Robinson Murray (February 17, 1893 in Buffalo, New York – October 25, 1963) was an American-Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in various professional and amateur leagues, including the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) and Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).
Murray started his amateur career in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the Winnipeg Strathconas of the Manitoba Independent League, in 1912–13. Amongst the professional teams Murray played with were the Portland Rosebuds, Victoria Aristocrats, Vancouver Millionaires, and Saskatoon Crescents. In 1916 he played in the Stanley Cup finals with the Portland Rosebuds losing in five games to the Montreal Canadiens at the Montreal Arena.
After the 1922–23 season Murray was out of hockey for two years but moved back to the west coast where he had spent the majority of his professional career. For the 1925–26 season he joined the Los Angeles Richfields of the California Hockey League where number of old PCHA and WCHL players (such as Moose Johnson, Bernie Morris, Lloyd Cook and Smokey Harris) spent the twilight years of their hockey careers. Murray played for five years with the Los Angeles Richfields and retired in 1930.
1933 Long Beach earthquake
On March 11, 1933, the Winnipeg Tribune published a story ('Tom Murray, hockey player, dies in quake') which claimed Murray was one of the fatally injured victims in the March 10, 1933 Long Beach earthquake south of downtown Los Angeles (which claimed between 115 and 120 lives). His name had however been confused with that of a Los Angeles garage employee named Tommy Murray, as he had escaped the earthquake without injuries.
Murray died in Fontana, California on October 25, 1963.
|1919–20||Did not play|
|1920–21||Did not play|
|1923–24||Did not play|
|1924–25||Did not play|
|1925–26||Los Angeles Richfields||Cal-Pro||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1926–27||Los Angeles Richfields||Cal-Pro||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1927–28||Los Angeles Richfields||Cal-Pro||21||13||5||3||—||44||—||2.10||5||0||3||2||300||12||0||2.40|
|1928–29||Los Angeles Richfields||Cal-Pro||23||—||—||—||—||30||—||1.30||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1929–30||Los Angeles Richfields||Cal-Pro||17||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- Hockey deaths - October 1963
- "Canadiens are the World's Champions" The Saskatoon Phoenix, March 31, 1916.
- Stanley Cup Annual Record 1916 nhl.com
- 1915 Winnipeg Monarchs Hockey Club at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- "Tom Murray, hockey player, dies in quake", The Winnipeg Tribune, Mar. 11, 1933 (pg. 1 & 18)
- "Five Canadians Among Victims Of Earthquake" "– Escaped Injuries", The Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 13, 1933 (pg. 13)
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