Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marty Murray
As a 15-year in the MMHL, centre Mary Murray was a scoring phenom. He potted 46 goals and 93 points in just 36 games with the Manitoba Southwest Cougars. But even at that age, supporters of Murray knew he was going to face one major obstacle that would continue to plague him, a lack of size. In a day and age where NHL scouts seem obsessed with physical size, it was the one aspect Murray had no control over.

In 1991-92 Murray made the jump to major junior, joining the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings where he enjoyed a successful four-year career. During his final two years he led the club in scoring with 114 and 128 points and was also a key contributor to Canada's gold medal victories at the 1994 and 1995 World Junior Championships. At Red Deer, Alberta in 1995 he scored six goals and 15 points in seven games and was named the top forward of the tournament.

While it was evident Murray was blessed with an abundance of hockey skill, he was not selected until the fourth round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, taken 96th overall by the Calgary Flames.

Murray toiled in the Flames' minor-league system for the better part of four years, although he did suit up for 26 games with them over that time period. However, he was never able to carve out a niche for himself and was relegated to the minors and the St. John Flames. Feeling frustrated by his status, Murray played two years in Europe, hoping to regain confidence in his game. In 1998-99 he played in Austria and followed that up with a year in Germany before returning to the Flames' organization in 2000-01 where he played another seven games.

It was apparent the Flames had no intention of making use of Murray in their long-term plans, so he was released soon thereafter. Murray then inked a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in July, 2001. It was by far the best thing that could have happened for his career. He earned a starting spot on the Flyers' roster and appeared in 74 games in 2001-02, scoring 12 goals and 27 points in his first full year in the league and backed it up with 26 points in 2002-03.

In the summer of 2003, Murray was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes and would spend a season with the club competing in sixty-six games. In the summer of 2006, Murray was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers. After appearing in eleven games with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the club placed Murray on waivers. On November 11, 2006 Murray was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings. He split the rest of his 2006-07 season with the Kings and their AHL affiliate in Manchester before he signed in the off-season with Lugano in Switzerland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Manitoba Southwest Cougars MMMHL 36 46 47 93 50
1991-92 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 68 20 36 56 22
1992-93 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 67 29 65 94 50 4 1 3 4 0
1993-94 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 64 43 71 114 33 14 6 14 20 14
1993-94 Canada WJC-A 7 1 3 4 4
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 65 40 88 128 53 18 9 20 29 16
1994-95 Canada WJC-A 7 6 9 15 0
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 4 0 3 3 2
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 15 3 3 6 0 -4
1995-96 Saint John Flames AHL 58 25 31 56 20 14 2 4 6 4
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
1996-97 Saint John Flames AHL 67 19 39 58 40 5 2 3 5 4
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 41 10 30 40 16 +7 21 10 10 20 12
1998-99 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 33 26 41 67 12
1998-99 EC VSV Villach Austria 17 13 17 30 6 6 1 4 5 0
1998-99 Canada Nat-Tm 5 1 3 4 2
1999-00 Kolner Haie Germany 56 12 47 59 28 10 4 3 7 2
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -2
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 56 24 52 76 36 +25 19 4 16 20 18
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 12 15 27 10 +10 5 0 1 1 0
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 3 3 2 -1
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 11 15 26 13 -1 4 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 66 5 7 12 8 +6
2004-05
2005-06 Hannover Scorpions Germany 24 7 15 22 16 9 4 3 7 35
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 11 2 13 15 4 +2
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 0 2 2 4 -5
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 34 12 28 40 24 +10 16 6 8 14 11
2007-08 HC Lugano Swiss 49 7 25 32 22 5 2 3 5 0
2008-09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 15 39 54 37 -10
2009-10 Manitoba Moose AHL 59 10 20 30 26 +1
2009-10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 15 5 5 10 10 +4 7 2 3 5 2
NHL Totals 261 31 42 73 41 9 0 1 1 4


WHL East First All-Star Team (1994, 1995)
Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (1994)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1995)
WJC-A - Best Forward (1995)
WHL Player of the Year (1995)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 9, 2001. Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia for Carolina's 6th round pick (Frederik Cabana) in 2004 NHL Draft, June 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), August 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 15, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Philadelphia, November 11, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), May 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (AHL). August 18, 2009. Loaned to Milwaukee (AHL) by Manitoba (AHL) for the loan of Peter Olvecky, March 10, 2010.
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