Bob Murray (ice hockey, born 1948)

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Bob Murray
Born (1948-07-16) July 16, 1948 (age 69)
Peterborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Atlanta Flames
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1971–1977

Robert John Murray (born July 16, 1948 in Peterborough, Ontario and raised in Burlington, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman.[1]

After playing four seasons at Michigan Tech where he was named a WCHA First All-Star and NCAA West First All-American in 1971, Murray was signed as a territorial exemption by the Montreal Canadiens in September, 1971.[1]

Murray played two seasons in the AHL for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, the Canadiens' affiliate. Prior to the 1973–74 NHL season he was traded for a third-round draft pick to the Atlanta Flames, where he played one and a half seasons before being traded again to the Vancouver Canucks for Gerry Meehan, March 9, 1975.[2][3]

He played 194 NHL games with the Flames and Canucks. After the 1976–77 season he began playing in Germany, where he would play another 11 years of professional hockey.[1]


His younger brother, Jim Murray, was selected by the New York Islanders in the 16th round (226th overall) of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, but never played in the NHL.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1970–71 [5]
AHCA West All-American 1970–71 [6]


  1. ^ a b c Bob Murray biography at Legends of Hockey
  2. ^ Little, Todd (November 9, 2012). "Gone But Not Forgotten: NHL's Atlanta Flames". SB Nation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Trades by player: Murray, Bob J". NHL Trade Tracker. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
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  5. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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