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.