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Terry Murray
Terry Murray
Defenseman
Number: 4
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190
Shoots:
Born: Jul 20, 1950
Birthplace: Shawville, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Steve Coates, Bob Ritchie and Dave Kelly for Rick Lapointe and Mike Korney on February 17, 1977.
Drafted: CSE / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 7th (88th overall)
Terry Murray has become far more known for his coaching career than his playing exploits. The fact is he spent parts of eight seasons in the National Hockey League and even more in the minor pro level as a skater.

Murray was selected 89th overall in the 1970 amateur draft by the California Golden Seals. That fall, he was assigned to the Providence Reds for his first professional season. He responded well by counting 23 points in 57 games.

Murphy played another season in the minors before getting a chance to play on the California blueline. He played 23 games for the Golden Seals in 1972-73, earning three assists in that time. The next year, he was with the Seals for the full season, getting into 58 games. In his last year with California he only played nine games.

Murray joined the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent in September 1975. For most of the 1975-76 season, he played with the Richmond Robins. He earned his first AHL All-Star Game selection that season. His low key, stay-at-home style was bringing him respect. The Flyers brought him up for the 1976-77 season but traded him to Detroit in February. The new Detroit coach, Larry Wilson, had previously guided Murray in Richmond. The Flyers, though, re-acquired him before the year was out.

He continued to draw kudos in the American Hockey League by copping two straight Defenseman-of-the-Year honours. His strong AHL play brought another trip to the NHL in 1980-81. Murray played 71 games for the Flyers and accomplished something on March 14, 1981 that he hadn't done before in the NHL -- score a goal. The plus-46 defenseman rolled into the playoffs and added another two tallies to his career totals.

Terry Murray moved to Washington for 1981-82 when the Capitals claimed him in the waiver draft. With the Capitals he played under his brother, Bryan, for the first time since high school. After the season Terry Murray retired as a player and moved into coaching.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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