Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Murray Eaves
The Winnipeg Jets in the 1980 NHL Draft chose Murray Eaves in the third round, 44th overall. Although he played 57 games in the NHL, the majority of his professional hockey career was spent in the minor leagues, notably the CHL and the AHL.

After playing one year of major junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, Eaves elected to follow the college route while playing hockey. At the University of Michigan he had a big year in 1979-80, scoring 36 goals and 49 assists for 85 points in just 33 games. This production caught the attention of the scouts and gave Eaves the opportunity to pursue an NHL career.

Eaves dressed for 12 games with the Jets in 1980-81, scoring a goal and two assists. The following year was spent with the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL, where he scored 79 points in 68 games.

It was the 1982-83 season Eaves got the chance to play in 26 games for the Jets due to injuries to other players. However, his playing time decreased the next year and he was relegated once again to riding the buses in the minors.

Eaves also had a brief stopover with the Detroit Red Wings and was a member of Canada's national team in 1992 and 1994, playing for his country in the Olympics at Albertville and Lillehammer.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Windsor Royals ON-Jr.B
1977-78 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 3 0 0 0 0
1978-79 University of Michigan CCHA 23 12 22 34 14
1979-80 University of Michigan CCHA 33 36 49 85 34
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 1 2 3 5 -7
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 59 24 34 58 59 8 5 5 10 13
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Tulsa Oilers CHL 68 30 49 79 33 3 0 2 2 0
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 26 2 7 9 2 -5
1982-83 Sherbrooke Jets AHL 40 25 34 59 16
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Sherbrooke Jets AHL 78 47 68 115 40
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 0 3 3 0 +3 2 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 47 26 42 68 28 15 5 13 18 35
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -2
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 68 22 51 73 26
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 76 26 38 64 46 4 1 1 2 2
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 1 1 2 -1
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 65 39 54 93 65 11 3 11 14 8
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 80 46 72 118 11 16 13 12 25 10
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 78 40 49 89 35 6 2 3 5 2
1990-91 AS Varese Italy 32 22 37 59 23 10 9 9 18 4
1991-92 AS Varese Alpenliga 15 9 10 19 4
1991-92 EHC Kloten Swiss 4 2 3 5 2
1991-92 AS Varese Italy 18 12 32 44 9 8 5 11 16 36
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 4 0 2 2 0
1992-93 HC Lion Milano Alpenliga 4 1 2 3 0
1992-93 HC Lion Milano Italy 16 12 31 43 6 11 5 8 13 2
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 13 4 7 11 8
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 31 3 9 12 18
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 0 1 1 0
1995-1998 Adirondack Red Wings AHL
1998-1999 Toledo Storm ECHL
1999-2000 Wheeling Nailers ECHL
NHL Totals 57 4 13 17 9 4 0 1 1 2


Brother of Mike
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1980)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1980)
AHL First All-Star Team (1984)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1989, 1990)
Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg for future considerations, July 3, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 1987.
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