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Bryan Murray

  • Birth 5 Dec 1942 Shawville, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 12 Aug 2017
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 182312024

Professional Hockey Coach, Executive. Born Bryan Clarence Murray, he served in both head coaching and general manager positions for various National Hockey League teams during a career that span four decades. He played junior hockey as a youngster, but after attending Macdonald College and going into business for a short while, he went into the coaching part of the sport. He started coaching first in junior hockey and then in the minor leagues before landing a job as head coach of the NHL's Washington Capitals during the 1981-82 season. He would go on to coach the Capitals for seven seasons before being fired during the 1989-90 season. During his tenure with the Capitals, he led them to the playoffs seven times and was awarded the Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) in 1984. He became the head coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings in 1990 and led them to the playoffs three times. After the Red Wings brought in Scotty Bowman to coach the team in 1993-1994, he stayed on as general manager for one more season until leaving to become the general manager of the expansion Florida Panthers in 1994. In 1996 he was awarded the NHL's Executive of the Year and later assumed the head coaching position with the Panthers for part of the 1997-98 season. He stayed with the Panthers until he joined the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2001-2002 as head coach. He later assumed the general manager position for the Mighty Ducks while giving up the head coaching position. He left the Mighty Ducks after the 2003-2004 season and joined the Ottawa Senators as head coach. He coached the Senators for three seasons before being promoted to general manager in 2007, a position he would hold until stepping down after the 2015-2016 season. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2014 and passed away three years later after a long battle with the disease.

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  • Added: 12 Aug 2017
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