19 Troy Murray


About the Jersey
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks
Road CCM Knit, Size 54, 100 year Stanley Cup Patch

Jersey shows heavy overall use with 10 repairs, and some very nice puck/stick marks, and board burns. This piece was acquired from Byron's Hockeyland. Awesome jersey from this tremendous player and former Selke recipient.


Troy Murray was the type of player every coach wishes for in his lineup. Murray, as a player, could bruise opponents from defense or burn a team on offense. He thought nothing of killing penalties or rushing on the power play. The only thing he didn't do was play goal.

The Chicago Blackhawks used the 51st pick overall in the 1980 Entry Draft to take Murray. Over the 1981 Christmas holidays, he captained the Canadian squad to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. He followed that accomplishment up by playing with the University of North Dakota as they took the 1982 NCAA title.

Murray joined the Blackhawks for the 1982 playoffs and scored his first NHL goal. His first regular season goal came in the fall against Toronto Maple Leafs Allan Bester. His taste for the Chicago nightlife as a rookie nearly caused a career setback. Fortunately, veteran netminder Tony Esposito approached him on the subject. Esposito let the rookie know that the wild life would hurt his play, and that it was okay to stay at home on occasion.

Murray's career peaked in 1985-86 with his phenomenal 99-point season. The strong effort resulted in his winning the 1986 Frank J. Selke Award as the NHL's best defensive forward. He joined the Winnipeg Jets for the 1991-92 season. The Jets made him their team captain, but his stay in Winnipeg was short. Chicago reacquired Murray on February 21, 1993. A year later, Chicago traded Murray to the Ottawa Senators. With a +2 in 15 games, Murray was the only Senators to finish with a positive +/- statistic.

Murray played one season, 1995-95, with the Pittsburgh Penguins before joining the Colorado Avalanche. That move turned out to be one of the best of his career as it resulted in a Stanley Cup ring. Troy Murray played one more season before retiring as a player. The IHL Chicago Wolves temporarily kept the burly center from retirement.

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Career Statistics

Center
Born: July 31, 1962 -- Calgary, ALTA
6-1, 195 lbs.

Selected by Chicago Blackhawks round 3 #57 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979-80 Lethbridge Broncos 2 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 U. of North Dakota 38 33 45 78 28 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 U. of North Dakota 42 22 29 51 62 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 Chicago Blackhawks -- -- -- -- -- 7 1 0 1 5
1982-83 Chicago Blackhawks 54 8 8 16 27 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Chicago Blackhawks 61 15 15 30 45 5 1 0 1 7
1984-85 Chicago Blackhawks 80 26 40 66 82 15 5 14 19 24
1985-86 Chicago Blackhawks 80 45 54 99 94 2 0 0 0 2
1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks 77 28 43 71 59 4 0 0 0 5
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks 79 22 36 58 96 5 1 0 1 8
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks 79 21 30 51 113 16 3 6 9 25
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks 68 17 38 55 86 20 4 4 8 22
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks 75 14 23 37 74 6 0 1 1 12
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets 74 17 30 47 69 7 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets 29 3 4 7 34 -- -- -- -- --
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks 22 1 3 4 25 4 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice 8 3 3 6 12 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks 12 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Ottawa Senators 15 2 3 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Ottawa Senators 33 4 10 14 16 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins 13 0 2 2 23 12 2 1 3 12
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche 63 7 14 21 22 8 0 0 0 19
1996-97 Chicago Wolves 81 21 29 50 63 4 0 2 2 2
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NHL Totals 914 230 354 584 875 113 17 26 43 145