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Born July 31, 1962 (1962-07-31) (age 47),
Calgary, Alberta, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Chicago Blackhawks
Winnipeg Jets
Ottawa Senators
Pittsburgh Penguins
Colorado Avalanche
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 57th overall, 1980
Chicago Blackhawks
Career 1982 – 1997

Troy Norman Murray (born July 31, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL. He is currently the color analyst on WGN-AM broadcasts of Chicago Blackhawks hockey games.

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Playing career

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Amateur career

Murray played part of three seasons (1977–1980) with the St. Albert Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Also played briefly (two games in 1980) with the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Hockey League. In two seasons at North Dakota, he was twice named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Second Team All-Stars. He led North Dakota in scoring as a freshman and helped capture a national championship as a sophomore.

Murray was captain of the 1982 Canadian junior national team, the first Canadian team to win a gold medal at World Junior Championships.

Professional career

Murray was drafted out of the University of North Dakota by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 57th overall selection in the 3rd Round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft[1]. He made his National Hockey League debut in the 1981–82 season playoffs on April 4, 1982, against the Minnesota North Stars.

During his fifteen year NHL career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks twice (1981–1991, 1992–1994), Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Colorado Avalanche. During the 1985–86 NHL season, Murray won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, and set career highs in goals (45), assists (54), and points (99). He won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche.

Murray finished his career scoring 230 goals and 354 assists in 915 career NHL games. Murray played in twelve seasons with the Blackhawks, and ranks 14th on the Blackhawks all-time assists list with 291, 15th on the all-time points list with 488, and 18th all-time in goals with 197 (through the 2005–06 NHL season).

Murray served as the TV studio analyst from the start of the 1998–99 season until November 13, 2003 when he was named TV color commentator.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 St. Albert Saints AJHL 60 33 47 80 91
1979–80 St. Albert Saints AJHL 60 53 47 100 101
1979–80 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 2 1 1 2 2
1980–81 U. of North Dakota WCHA 38 33 45 78 28
1981–82 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 22 29 51 62
1981–82 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 0 1 5
1982–83 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 8 8 16 27 2 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 15 15 30 45 5 1 0 1 7
1984–85 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 26 40 66 82 15 5 14 19 24
1985–86 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 45 54 99 94 2 0 0 0 2
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 28 43 71 59 4 0 0 0 5
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 22 36 58 96 5 1 0 1 8
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 21 30 51 113 16 3 6 9 25
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 68 17 38 55 86 20 4 4 8 22
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 14 23 37 74 6 0 1 1 12
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 74 17 30 47 69 7 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 29 3 4 7 34
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 1 3 4 25 4 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 8 3 3 6 12
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 12 0 1 1 6
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 2 3 5 4
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 4 10 14 16
1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 2 2 23 12 2 1 3 12
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 63 7 14 21 22 8 0 0 0 19
1996–97 Chicago Wolves IHL 81 21 29 50 63 4 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 914 230 354 584 875 113 17 26 43 145

Personal

Studied business administration and engineering at North Dakota, making dean's list as a freshman. Completed his degree at DePaul University during off-seasons while playing in Chicago.

Murray was an equity index options trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange circa 1997. His badge, the unique indentifier each trader wears, was CUP.

Married, Murray and his wife Konnie have three children, Blake, Julia and Phoebe. A rink in St. Albert, Alberta, was named Troy Murray Arena in his honor.

References

  1. ^ "1980 NHL draft". hockeydraftcentral.com. 2008-03-20. http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1980/80rnd3.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-10.  

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Preceded by
Randy Carlyle
Thomas Steen
Winnipeg Jets captains
199193
Succeeded by
Dean Kennedy
Preceded by
Craig Ramsay
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1986
Succeeded by
Dave Poulin

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