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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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89