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Bryan Murray (ice hockey) : biography

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Bryan Clarence Murray (born December 5, 1942) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and executive. He currently serves as general manager of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously been general manager of the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings. He was also the head coach for the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and Ottawa Senators, for a total of 17 full or partial seasons. He has compiled over 600 NHL victories in regular season games. In his 13 full NHL seasons as head coach, he has taken his teams to the playoffs 12 times. In other leagues, he has been head coach of the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears and the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats. Bryan's younger brother, Terry Murray, is the former head coach for the Los Angeles Kings.

Personal life

Murray, one of ten children born to Clarence and Rhoda Murray, was born and raised in the small Ottawa Valley town of Shawville, Quebec, near Ottawa. Murray attended Pontiac High School. He and his wife, Geri, have two daughters, Heide and Brittany.

Transaction record as GM


  • November 27, 1990: Traded Lee Norwood to the New Jersey Devils for Paul Ysebaert.
  • February 4, 1991: Acquired Brad Marsh from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Detroit's eighth-round pick (Robb McIntyre) in 1991 Entry Draft.
  • February 20, 1991: Traded Doug Houda to the Hartford Whalers for Doug Crossman.
  • March 5, 1991: Acquired Allan Bester from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Detroit's sixth-round pick in 1991 Entry Draft.
  • March 5, 1991: Traded Joey Kocur and Per Djoos to the New York Rangers for Kevin Miller, Jim Cummins and Dennis Vial.
  • October 18, 1991: Traded Rick Zombo to the St. Louis Blues for Vincent Riendeau.
  • December 18, 1991: Traded Daniel Shank to the Hartford Whalers for Chris Tancill
  • March 10, 1992: Traded Johan Garpenlov to the San Jose Sharks for Bob McGill and a 1992 eighth-round draft choice.
  • December 26, 1991: Acquired Greg Millen from the New York Rangers for future considerations.
  • June 22, 1992: Traded Doug Crossman and Dennis Vial to the Quebec Nordiques for cash considerations.
  • January 29, 1993: Traded Jimmy Carson, Gary Shuchuk and Marc Potvin to the Los Angeles Kings for Paul Coffey, Sylvain Couturier and Jim Hiller.
  • March 22, 1993: Acquired Steve Konroyd from the Hartford Whalers for a sixth-round draft choice in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
  • January 17, 1994: Traded Vincent Riendeau to the Boston Bruins for a 1995 conditional draft pick.
  • March 8, 1994: Traded Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake to the Winnipeg Jets for Bob Essensa and Sergei Bautin.
  • March 21, 1994: Traded Steve Konroyd traded to the Ottawa Senators for Daniel Berthiaume.


  • February 28, 1996: Acquired Ray Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks for future considerations
  • March 15, 1996: Claimed Martin Straka off waivers from the New York Islanders.
  • March 20, 1996: Traded Jesse Belanger to the Vancouver Canucks for Vancouver's third-round pick in 1996 Entry Draft and future considerations.
  • November 19, 1996: Traded Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Chris Wells.
  • March 18, 1997: Acquired Kirk Muller from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jason Podollan.
  • January 16, 1998: Traded Mark Fitzpatrick and Jody Hull to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jeff Norton and Dino Ciccarelli.
  • March 24, 1998: Traded Tom Fitzgerald to the Colorado Avalanche for the rights of Mark Parrish and Anaheim's third-round pick in 1998 Entry Draft (previously acquired).
  • March 24, 1998: Acquired Kirk McLean from the Carolina Hurricanes for Ray Sheppard.
  • November 11, 1998: Traded Jeff Norton to the San Jose Sharks for Alex Hicks and fifth-round pick in the 1999 draft (Adam Johnson)
  • January 17, 1999: Acquired Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and Vancouver's third-round draft choice (Robert Fried) in 2000, from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and Florida's first-round draft choice (Nathan Smith) in 2000
  • March 14, 2000: Traded Ryan Johnson and Dwayne Hay to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Mike Sillinger.
  • June 24, 2000: Acquired Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen from the New York Islanders in exchange for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha.
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