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Chris Murray was born October 25, 1974 in Port Hardy, B.C. The 3rd choice, 54th overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Murray is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers.

Murray spent three years with the Blazers while capturing the 1994 Memorial Cup before joining Montreal's American Hockey League affiliate in Fredericton. Although he spent the majority of the year in Fredericton, Murray played his first NHL game during the 1994-95 season.

The hard-nosed winger from Port Hardy, B.C. split his sophmore year between Montreal and Fredericton before joining the team on a full time basis in 1996-97. Midway through the 96-97 season, Montreal dealt Murray to the Phoenix Coyotes where he was immediately traded to the Hartford Whalers.

After finishing the season with the Whalers in Hartford, the team transferred to Carolina in the off-season becoming the Carolina Hurricanes. Murray was only in Carolina for a handful of games before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he enjoyed his most productive offensive season in the NHL, tallying five goals while adding three assists for eight points.

Murray began the 1998-99 year in Ottawa, however towards the end of the season the team traded him to the Chicago Blackhawks where he only played in four games before the Dallas Stars claimed him from Chicago in the 1999 Waiver Draft.

After Dallas claimed him in the Waiver Draft, Murray went to camp hoping to make enough of an impression to earn a regular spot on the Stars roster. Although he played in 32 games with the Stars, Murray spent the other half of the season with the Stars IHL affiliate in Michigan.

Throughout his career, Chris Murray has played in 257 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Bellingham Ice Hawks BCJHL 54 5 8 13 150
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 33 1 1 2 218 5 0 0 0 10
1992-93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 62 6 10 16 217 13 0 4 4 34
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 59 14 16 30 260 15 4 2 6 107
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 2 2 4 24
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 4 0
1994-95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 55 6 12 18 234 12 1 1 2 50
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 3 4 7 163 +5 4 0 0 0 4
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 30 13 13 26 217
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 4 2 6 114 -8
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 1 1 2 10 +1
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 7 0 1 1 22 +2
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 46 5 3 8 96 +1 11 1 0 1 8
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 38 1 6 7 65 -2
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 0 0 14 0
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 32 2 1 3 62 -7
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 31 5 2 7 78 -8
2000-01 Worcester IceCats AHL 21 9 8 17 60 +11
NHL Totals 242 16 18 34 550 15 1 0 1 12


Traded to Phoenix by Montreal with Murray Baron for Dave Manson, March 18, 1997. Traded to Hartford by Phoenix for Gerald Diduck, March 18, 1997. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina for Sean Hill, November 18, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa for Nelson Emerson, March 23, 1999. Claimed by Dallas from Chicago in Waiver Draft, September 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 27, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 7, 2001. Officially announced his retirement, October 24, 2001.
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