August 24, 1936|
Regina, SK, CAN
|Died||May 30, 1965(aged 28)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
Balfour was a member of the renowned "Million Dollar Line" alongside Bobby Hull and Bill Hay of the Chicago Black Hawks. In game three of the first round of the 1960–61 playoffs he scored the game winner in triple overtime against the Canadiens. In the fifth game he crashed into the Detroit Red Wings net and broke his arm. The Hawks went on to win the Stanley Cup in six games with Balfour watching the final game from the hospital. He recorded 67 goals and 90 assists for a total of 157 points over his career, having played in 306 games.
In April 1965 a tumor was found in his lung cutting his career short and leading to his death.
The City of Regina named a hockey arena  in Murray Balfour's honour.
Balfour's parents were Gordon and Margaret Balfour of Regina.
- Murray Balfour's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Picture of Murray Balfour's Name on the 1961 Stanley Cup Plaque
- Balfour at Legends of Hockey
- Murray Balfour at Find a Grave
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