Bob Murray (ice hockey, born 1954)

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For the former Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames player of the same name, see Bob Murray (ice hockey b. 1948).
Bob Murray
Born (1954-11-26) November 26, 1954 (age 60)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 1974
Chicago Black Hawks
WHA Draft 77th overall, 1974
Cincinnati Stingers
Playing career 1974–1990

Robert Frederick Murray (born November 26, 1954) is the current general manager of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League Murray replaced Brian Burke midseason on November 12, 2008. A former NHL defenceman, Murray played in the NHL from 1975 to 1990 with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was playing for the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL from 197174 (where he won a Memorial Cup) when the Blackhawks drafted him 52nd overall in 1974.

Playing career[edit]

After playing with the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League in 1974–75, he joined the Black Hawks for the 1974–75 after being drafted 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 (November 1985 to January 1986), 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]

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 worked directly with Anaheim Executive VP and GM Brian Burke, and oversees all aspects of player development. He won the Stanley Cup in this role with the Ducks in 2007.

On July 9, 2008 Murray was named general manager of the American Hockey League's Iowa Chops, the Ducks new affiliate.[1]

On November 12, 2008, he was named the new general manager of the Anaheim Ducks. On February 25, 2011, Ducks Signed Bob Murray to a four-year contract extension. Murray was named the General Manager of the Year for the 2013-14 season.

Incident at Joe Louis Arena[edit]

On May 14, 2009, Murray, who was watching a playoff game between Detroit and Anaheim from inside the press box at Joe Louis Arena, swung a chair after Anaheim's loss. The chair struck a woman, and the police took a report. The woman did not wish to seek charges. Murray stated that it was a "complete accident." [2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 62 14 49 63 88
1972–73 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 32 9 26 35 34
1973–74 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 63 23 76 99 88
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
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 6 38 44 80 4 1 0 1 4
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 6 20 26 44 5 1 3 4 2
1988–89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 18 3 7 10 14
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 2 4 6 27 16 2 3 5 22
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 5 19 24 45 16 2 4 6 8
NHL totals 1008 132 282 514 871 112 19 37 55 106

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bob Murray Anaheim Duck page

  1. ^ "Hockey team's new name: The Iowa Chops". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2008-07-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Police: Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray swings chair, hits woman". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Darryl Sutter
Chicago Black Hawks captain
1985–86
Succeeded by
Darryl Sutter
Preceded by
Bob Pulford
General Manager of the Chicago Black Hawks
1997-99
Succeeded by
Bob Pulford
Preceded by
Brian Burke
General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks
2008–present
Incumbent
  • Note: Bob Murray served as captain while Darryl Sutter was injured and out of the lineup.