Murray Kuntz was a prolific scorer everywhere but the NHL. Fans in five different minor pro leagues were privy to his offensive talents but his seven-game trial with the NHL's St. Louis Blues was fairly uneventful.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Kuntz excelled for the city's junior Montagnards in 1965-66 before embarking on a pro career. He started with the Toledo Blades in the IHL then moved on to the New Haven Blades of the EHL for nearly four years. In 1967-68 he totaled 100 points for New Haven, the highest out put of his career.
The expansion Buffalo Sabres signed Kuntz in September 1970 and assigned him to their farm team in Salt Lake City. He next spent two years in the AHL with the Cincinnati Swords and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1973. Kuntz remained with the Sabres organization when it transferred its top farm team to Rochester the next season. He led the AHL with 51 goals and was named to the league's first all-star team. The Blues acquired him a few weeks after his big season but he only got into seven NHL games. Kuntz bounced around the minors and finished his career in 1976-77 by suiting up for the Maine Nordiques and Beauce Jaros of the North American Hockey League.