Bob Murdoch (ice hockey, born 1946)

Robert John "Bob" Murdoch ( born May 17, 1946 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player (defender) and coach, from 1970 to 1982 for the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Flames and Calgary Flames played in the National Hockey League.

  • 3.1 Personal Awards


As a player

Before moving into the professional he played for the Canadian national team at the World Ice Hockey Championships in 1969.

In March 1970, he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens. At first he played with the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. After the end of the 1970/71 season they gave it to the Minnesota North Stars from which to pay an earlier exchange transaction, but two weeks later they brought him back in Intra -League Draft. Only in the 1972/73 season, he managed to fight for a regular place. He was a defensive oriented defender and gave the defensive safety as the team won the Stanley Cup.

For the 1973/74 season, the Canadiens gave him away to the Los Angeles Kings. For him, Montreal received a first-round draft law with which they brought Mario Tremblay. With the Kings, he was a regular fixture in the defense and was also successful on the offensive. In the midst of his sixth season in Los Angeles, he was released to the Atlanta Flames. With the team in 1980, he moved to Calgary to. The Calgary Flames put him not only as a player. It was also used for the training of the young defender.

As a coach

After he ended his active career in 1982, he was assistant coach for five years at the Flames under Bob Johnson. As for the season 1987/88 the general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks the place admitted behind the band, he took Murdoch as his successor. After a year he moved to the Winnipeg Jets. He led the team to the playoffs and was honored as best coach of the season with the Jack Adams Award. After another year at the Jets, he went as Assitentzrainer to the San Jose Sharks.

For the 1994/95 season brought the reigning German champions, the Mad Dogs Munich him to Germany. Despite the great sporting success he had with the team, you put in Munich shortly before Christmas, the game mode, a. During the course of the season obliged him the Cologne Sharks, which he led to the championship title. He remained two years in Cologne. For the 2000/ 01 season he returned to Germany and took over the Nuremberg Ice Tigers. Two years he coached the team from Franconia.

NHL stats

Sporting successes

  • Stanley Cup: 1973
  • German Masters 1995 (as coach )

Personal Awards

  • Participate in the NHL All-Star Game: 1975
  • Jack Adams Award: 1990