Bob Murray (ice hockey, born 1954)

Robert Frederick "Bob" Murray (* November 26, 1954 in Kingston, Ontario ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defender and is currently General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. During his career he played for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.

  • 3.1 As a player
  • 3.2 The Vice - President

Career as a player

Bob Murray began his career as a hockey player in the 1971 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Cornwall Royals. This he left after three years to play during the season 1974/75 for the Dallas Black Hawks, the former farm team of the Chicago Blackhawks of the Central Professional Hockey League. Previously, he was a total selected during the NHL Amateur Draft in 1974 by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round as 52 players. In a total of 15 seasons Murray played in over 1000 games in the National Hockey League for Chicago. Only at the beginning of the 1988/89 season he was for 18 games in the meantime in the squad of Chicago damaligem Saginaw Hawks farm team from the International Hockey League.

For the 35th National Hockey League All-Star Game, he was voted into the All-Star team the Campbell Conference.

NHL stats

Career as manager

After the end of his active career Murray 1991 sports director at his former club Chicago Blackhawks, whose total sixth general manager he was on 3 July 1997. A post he held until November 1997. Then Murray was engaged by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a consultant of the scouting department. In the years 1999 to 2005, the Canadians worked as a professional scout for the Vancouver Canucks.

On 14 July 2005, the Anaheim Ducks Murray appointed to the vice- presidents of their hockey department. In this position, he won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. On 9 July 2008, Murray General Manager of the Iowa Chops, the new farm team the Ducks, Brian Burke before he replaced on 12 November 2008 as General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks.

In 2013 he was nominated together with Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens as one of three finalists for the contracts awarded since 2010 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. In the shortened because of a lockout discharged 2012/13 season, the Anaheim Ducks won, strengthened by the free-agent commitments by Viktor Fasth, Bryan Allen, Sheldon Souray and Daniel Winnik, for the second time in its history the Pacific Division. They made according to the Chicago Blackhawks, the second best team in the Western Conference and were 66 points earned during the regular season the league 's third most successful team. Also succeeded Murray in March 2013 two team supports, captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry winger to bind with new contracts until 2021 to the franchise.

Awards and achievements

As a player

As Vice - President

  • 2007 Stanley Cup win with the Anaheim Ducks