Bryan Murray, Dead at 74

Bryan MurrayBryan Murray was 74. He won the Jack Adams award as NHL coach of the year in 1984 with the Washington Capitals and executive of the year as general manager of the Florida Panthers in 1993. He coached 1,239 regular-season games over his NHL career, compiling a record of 620 wins (10th most in NHL history), 465 losses, 131 ties and 23 overtime losses.

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Blind Dave

RIP Bryan.

You are in great company up there. I'll bet Pat Burns & Pat Quinn met up with you for the first drink. Lots of great stories to tell and re-tell.

August 12, 2017 @ 8:27 PM


A sad time for the Murray family and the hockey world. Although I did not know Mr. Murray or even have the pleasure of meeting him, he was a truly wonderful person. Before his life in pro hockey, Bryan was a teacher. My father-in-law, who grew up in Quebec, was one of his students. At that time, that particular school had less than adequate sports facilities, as there was neither a gym nor sizable playing field for the students' sports or physical education. Believing that his students would be best served in a better facility, Bryan made arrangements with another school in the town to use their gym and fields. He would then load the students up in his own vehicle, and drive them to and from gym classes and sports practices.
Bryan Murray made a positive difference not only in the hockey world, but also in the lives of many young people. He was a real salt of the earth kind of person, and will be greatly missed by many.

August 14, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

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Thank you, Mr. Murray, for bringing your unique blend of heart, soul, passion, and integrity to not only the Senators' organization, but into the culture of the Sens community throught the Ottawa valley and beyond.

You absolutely loved hockey, and your enthusiasm was infectious. You were a true gentleman and will be dearly missed.

Thank you for your gift and prompting me to get a colonoscopy at the age of 50. Forunately, I am healthy, but having it done, I will continue to get checked.
Rest in Peace.

August 14, 2017 @ 3:54 PM

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