|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1938|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2000|
DAVISON D. Murray Davison was born June 10, 1938 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He died of a heart attack on January 13, 2000.
He was predeceased by his father, James Henry Davison and his brother Jimmy Davison.
Survivors include his mother, Grace Helen Davison of Brantford, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Margaret Grace Taylor of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada; his wife since 1960 Margaret Elaine (Peg) Davison of Evergreen, CO; a son, James Andrew (Andy) Davison of Edmond, OK; a daughter, Jennifer Carol Pellat-Finet of Newport, RI; and two grandsons Sean Andrew Davison of Edmond, OK and Roland Murray Pellat-Finet of Newport, RI.
Murray was a well known Brantford minor hockey player. He became a member of the 1960 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team Silver Medal winners. He was a general manager, player, and the youngest coach in professional hockey history for the Oklahoma City Blazers, CHL Champions 1965-67 and continued to play, coach, and manage through 1976. Murray was a longtime resident of and local businessman in Oklahoma City until moving to Evergreen, CO in 1989. Murray was a charter member of the Society of Wood Brothers in Colorado.
Published in Daily Oklahoman, January 19, 2000
Murray Davison played his Junior hockey with the Barrie Flyers. After a brief stint with the Quebec Aces, he began playing Senior hockey with the Kitchener Dutchmen. He then spent the next few seasons playing minor pro in the Eastern and American Hockey Leagues, then left the game for a year to be reinstated as an amateur so he could return to Senior Hockey. After just one season of Senior, he returned to professional hockey in 1965 and made his NHL debut.
During the 1965-66 season, Davision played a single game with the Boston Bruins. The defenseman was unable to crack the score sheet and spent the rest of that season back in the minors with the Oklahoma City Blazers.
Davison would spend six seasons with the Blazers, four of which he served as a player/coach. After suiting up for just one game with Oklahoma City in 1970-71, Davison retired as a player.
After his playing days were over, Davison remained in Oklahoma City and became owner and operator of Blazer Travel Services.
Courtesy of Legends of Hockey website.
Created by: Okieologist
Record added: Aug 28, 2009
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