Former Capitals Coach Bryan Murray Dies at 74


"Bryan Murray's strength and character were reflected in the teams he coached and the teams he built over decades of front office excellence".

"While his warmth and dry sense of humor were always evident, they were accompanied by the fiery competitiveness and determination that were his trademarks", Bettman said.

There hasn't been a lot of newsworthy items in Sensland of late, and it is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Bryan Murray at the age of 74.

Our thoughts are with the Murray family and National Hockey League community. He was inducted into the Senators Ring of Honor on January 24. "He was a great father, mentor and teacher", said in a press release the owner of the ontario, Eugene Melnyk, who has offered his condolences to the relatives of the deceased. Our condolences go out to his family and friends for their loss. Prior to the 2016 season, he stepped down as Senators GM to take on an advisory role in the organization during his treatment.

Laughlin said Murray was one of the first player-friendly coaches at a time when others were "flexing their muscles" as strict tacticians.

"But there are very, very few that could combine all three". "He was behind the bench for the Bears in 1980-81 and quickly established himself as one of hockey's great coaches".

"To this day, he is the best hockey scout I have ever seen".

In 1998, South Florida coaches Jimmy Johnson, Pat Riley, Jim Leyland and Bryan Murray stand together with 10-year-old Michael Fernandez at the fifth annual Make-a-Wish Foundation of South Florida Sports Banquet & Memorabilia Auction at the Signature Grand in Davie.

"We had a debate amongst our scouts about a guy named Corey Perry". "He really loved just the daily interaction with the players, being on the ice, being behind the bench, setting the strategy for the game and how the team would play". We were playing Detroit that year in the first round and we took a side trip to Plymouth to go watch Corey Perry play. He won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year with the Capitals in 1983-84 and reached the Cup Final with the Senators in 2007.

Longtime NHL coach and GM Bryan Murray died Saturday, the NHL confirmed, after a long battle with colon cancer during which he became a passionate spokesman for awareness and prevention of the disease.

Murray was general manager of the Detroit Red Wings (1990-94), Florida Panthers (1994-98), Anaheim Ducks (2002-04) and Ottawa Senators (2007-16), and coached the Washington Capitals (1981-90), Red Wings (1990-93), Panthers (1997-98), Ducks (2001-02) and Senators (2005-08). "He will be forever remembered by all he touched".