LATEST | Long-time NHL defenceman, Stanley Cup champion passes away at 76

Published August 4, 2023 at 12:48
BY COOPER GODIN

We have some sad news to share in the hockey world on Friday afternoon. The National Hockey League's Alumni Association has announced that 12-year veteran and two-time Stanley Cup champion Bob Murdoch has passed away at the age of 76.

According to the NHL Alumni Association, Murdoch was reportedly diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's back in 2019.

The Kirkland Lake, Ontario native played with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta/Calgary Flames during his time in the NHL between 1970-71 and 1981-82. In 757 career games, Murdoch had 278 points (60 goals, 218 assists) and 764 penalty minutes. He went on to add 22 points in 69 playoff games, winning the Stanley Cup twice as a member of the Canadiens.

After Murdoch retired, he turned his attention to coaching. He was an assistant coach with the Flames for five seasons, between being named the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. After one years with Chicago, he went on to become the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, who he won a Jack Adams Award with.


Murdoch headed over to Germany to coach for several teams in the DEL, winning the league championship in 1995 with the Cologne Sharks

The thoughts of everyone here at CanucksDaily are with the Murdoch family at this difficult time.

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