Rob Murray

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Rob Murray
Born (1967-04-04) April 4, 1967 (age 50)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Phoenix Coyotes
Fort Wayne Komets
Baltimore Skipjacks
Moncton Hawks
Springfield Falcons
Hamilton Bulldogs
Philadelphia Phantoms
Saint John Flames
NHL Draft 61st overall, 1985
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1987–2003

Robert Allan Murray (born April 4, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He Most recently was the head coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Murray played much of his career as captain of the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons. He holds team records in single season penalty minutes (373), career assists (157), penalty minutes (1529), and games (501). His number 23 has been retired by the Falcons.

Playing career[edit]

Selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Murray played parts of two seasons for the Capitals. At the end of the 1990–91 season, he was claimed by the Minnesota North Stars and was traded the very next day to the Winnipeg Jets. Murray would spend most of his time in the Jets' minor league affiliates; first the Moncton Hawks for three seasons, and then the Springfield Falcons for eight, for which he is the career games leader and longtime captain.

Following the Jets' franchise when it relocated to Phoenix, Murray would spend parts of two seasons until he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers although he would never actually play a game for the franchise. He retired from active play in 2003.

He was at one time the career penalty minute leader in the AHL, but has since been surpassed by Dennis Bonvie; he remains in second place in league history with 2940. In 2017, he was named to the AHL Hall of Fame.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Murray was hired as an assistant coach for the Providence Bruins and was named their head coach in 2008 following Scott Gordon's hiring by the New York Islanders. He was let go following the 2010–11 season.

On July 13, 2011, he was named the head coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.


  1. ^ "AHL HALL OF FAME WELCOMES CLASS OF 2017". AHL. January 30, 2017. 

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Preceded by
Scott Gordon
Providence Bruins Head Coach
Succeeded by
Bruce Cassidy