Glen Murray (ice hockey)

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Glen Murray
Glen Murray.jpg
Born (1972-11-01) November 1, 1972 (age 41)
Halifax, NS, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1991
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1992–2008

Glen Murray (born November 1, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

Playing career[edit]

Murray was raised in the Bridgewater, Nova Scotia area and played junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Murray was a first-round draft pick, 18th overall by the Bruins in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons with the Bruins before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Bryan Smolinski for Kevin Stevens and Shawn McEachern. Murray's stay with the Penguins only lasted a little over a year and he was eventually on the move again; this time he was traded to Los Angeles Kings for Ed Olczyk. Murray enjoyed moderate success with the Kings, picking up some good numbers during his five-year stay, but on October 24, 2001, Murray would once again find himself in the middle of a trade. Murray was traded back to the Boston Bruins with Jozef Stümpel for Jason Allison and Mikko Eloranta.

Murray enjoyed his greatest offensive season in 2002–03, scoring 92 points (44 goals and 48 assists) for the Bruins and earning a spot in the 2003 NHL All-Star Game. On July 23, 2008, Murray was placed on waivers by the Bruins, and three days later, on July 26, the Bruins announced the buyout of Murray's contract to free up salary cap room.[1]

In November 2008, Murray had ankle surgery. Since Murray claims this is a result of an injury he sustained during play of the 2007–08 NHL season, his agent has filed a claim against the Boston Bruins.[2] This could nullify the original buyout, as the NHLPA does not allow a team to buy out an injured player. This is controversial, since Murray shopped himself to other teams during the 2008 off-season claiming to be "healthy", which could hurt his chances to win the claim, although whether or not this is because he was determined 'fit to play' by Bruins doctors on July 14 is another important issue in the grievance. If Murray wins the claim, he will be placed on LTIR (Long Term Injured Reserve) and receive his full $4.1 million this season instead of $1.38 million for each season for the 2008–09 and 2009–10 NHL seasons.

Personal life[edit]

Murray and his wife Katie have three children. Glen remains a popular sports figure in New England.

Awards[edit]

Selected to two NHL All-Star games: 2003, 2004

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 8 28 36 17 7 0 0 0 4
1990–91 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 27 38 65 82 5 8 4 12 10
1991–92 Sudbury Wolves OHL 54 37 47 84 93 11 7 4 11 18
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 5 3 1 4 0 15 4 2 6 10
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 27 3 4 7 8
1992–93 Providence Bruins AHL 48 30 26 56 42 6 1 4 5 4
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 81 18 13 31 48 13 4 5 9 14
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 35 5 2 7 46 2 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 14 15 29 57 18 2 6 8 10
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 11 11 22 24
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 5 3 8 8
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 29 31 60 54 4 2 0 2 6
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 16 15 31 36
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 29 33 62 60 4 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 18 21 39 32 13 4 3 7 4
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 6 5 11 0
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 73 35 25 60 40 6 1 4 5 4
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 82 44 48 92 64 5 1 1 2 4
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 81 32 28 60 56 7 2 1 3 8
2004–05 DNP — Lockout NHL
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 64 24 29 53 52
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 59 28 17 45 44
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 63 17 13 30 50 7 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1009 337 314 651 679 94 20 22 42 66

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Preceded by
Bryan Smolinski
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1991
Succeeded by
Dmitri Kvartalnov