Chris Murray (ice hockey, born 1974)
October 25, 1974 |
Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
|NHL Draft||54th overall, 1994
Murray was drafted 54th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1994 from the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers and started his National Hockey League career with the Canadiens in the 1994–95 NHL season. He remained with the team for the best of three years before he was part of a three-way trade between Montreal, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Hartford Whalers on March 18, 1997. Murray was first traded to Phoenix with Murray Baron for Dave Manson and was then traded to Hartford for Gerald Diduck. The next season the Whalers relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina and became the Carolina Hurricanes. He played just seven games for Carolina before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Sean Hill. On March 23, 1999, he was traded once more, this time to the Chicago Blackhawks for Nelson Emerson and a draft pick, but he played just four games for the team before sustaining a shoulder injury. In the fall of 1999 he was claimed on waivers by Dallas. He split time with them and their farm team, the Michigan K-Wings of the International Hockey League. He signed with the St. Louis Blues for the 2000-2001 season, but he was demoted to the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League. There he suffered what would later prove to be a career ending injury. He joined the Toronto Maple Leafs organization in the fall of 2001 in a failed attempt to rehabilitate his injury, and he retired on his 27th birthday, October 25, 2001.
Murray now works at the Kamloops Fire Department full-time, while being a part-time assistant coach for the WHL Kamloops Blazers. He also dedicates a lot of his team coaching for Kamloops Minor Hockey Assoc.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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