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Murray Costello
Murray Costello
Center
Number: 19
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 24, 1934
Birthplace: South Porcupine, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Boston with Lorne Ferguson for Real Chevrefils and Jerry Toppazzini on January 17, 1956.
Murray Costello was born February 24, 1934 in South Porcupine, Ontario. Although he entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders Category, Costello sports an impressive resume as a player, too. After three years of junior with St. Michael's College in Toronto, Murray was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, making his debut during the 1953-54 season. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound forward was traded to the Boston Bruins prior to the following season. Midway through the 1955-56 campaign, the Bruins sent Costello and Lorne Ferguson to Detroit in exchange for Real Chevrefils and Jerry Toppazzini. After being sent to Edmonton of the Western Hockey League to finish the 1956-57 season, Murray was reinstated as an amateur and completed his playing career with the Windsor Bulldogs of the OHA Senior loop. During 162 regular-season NHL games, Costello collected 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points.

Costello returned to school and earned his law degree, then moved into hockey's business side. As an executive with the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League, Murray guided the team to back-to-back championships in 1967 and 1968. He was publicity director of the WHL before acting as arbitrator for the World Hockey Association Players' Association.

Perhaps his greatest accomplishment, though, was as president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (now Hockey Canada) between 1979 and 1998. Among many accomplishments, Costello is recognized for making significant contributions to the merging of Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey Association, which brought Canada's entire developmental process into one stream. Murray also oversaw the formation of the Canadian women's team and, in turn, the rapid development of women's hockey.

Murray Costello has also been a key member in the growth of the Hockey Hall of Fame, serving on the Board of Directors since 1981 and, at one time, was a member of the Selection Committee. Now retired, Murray Costello remains a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Council, and is chairman of both the IIHF's Medical and Technical/Arena committees. Previously, he had served on both the IIHF's Statutes and Disciplinary committees and was its auditor for a number of years.

Murray Costello is the 93rd Builder honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80