The hockey world lost one of most popular members as Bryan Murray passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 74.


Murray had spent the last 35 years in the National Hockey League serving as a coach, a general manager and other various front office roles, including with the Ottawa Senators this past season.


“Bryan was one of the greatest men that the game of hockey has ever known and also a great father, mentor and teacher,” Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said in an official statement today. “We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Geri, daughters, Heide and Brittany and the entire Murray family on their loss.”


Murray coached a total of 1239 games with the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks and Senators.  He won the Jack Adams Award in 1984 for leading the Capitals to a 101 point season and took the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007.


He also served as general manager for the Red Wings, Panthers and Senators during his career.


All of us at Hockey Insiders and the Go Fans Go network send our condolences to Murray family. Godspeed, sir. 

Source: Ottawa Senators
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