Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer

Bryan Murray, former Washington Capitals coach, dies at 74

Murray passed away on Saturday at the age of 74 after battling colon cancer.

After firing head coach Doug MacLean, Murray took over behind the Panthers bench for the remainder of the 1997-98 season before hiring Terry as head coach the following season.

"The Bears are saddened to hear of the passing of former head coach Bryan Murray", the team said in a statement.

After leaving the Panthers, Murray served as GM of Anaheim (2001-04) and Ottawa (2007-16).

"As we mourn Bryan's passing, we celebrate his many contributions to the game - as well as his courage". He was the first ever GM of the Panthers and saw the team advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996 before losing to Colorado.

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Before coming to South Florida, Murray coached the Capitals (1981-90) and Red Wings (1990-93); he was also Detroit's GM from 1990-94.

The Red Wings organization would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Ottawa Senators organization and all of Murray's family and friends during this most hard time.

But the Red Wings won just one playoff series under Murray - beating Minnesota in 1992 - and he was replaced by Scotty Bowman after Detroit was ousted by Toronto in seven games during the first round in 1993 after winning the first two games.

Murray was the second general manager in team history, taking over for Bobby Clarke after the inaugural season ended in 1994 and oversaw a Florida team which shocked the sports world by making it to the Finals in just its third year of existence. "He was always so good to me and when it came time to move me he could have traded me anywhere, but he wanted (wife and country music star Carrie underwood) and I to be together and he was able to make a deal with (Predators GM David Poile) to get me to Nashville". Hall of Famer Larry Robinson said Murray's death made for a "sad day for hockey".

"That was", Murray said last season, "as much fun as any of us had in hockey". Murray made the playoffs in 12 of his 13 full seasons as head coach.

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Murray was a 620-465-23 coaching record with 131 ties in 17 National Hockey League seasons.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Murray family", Senators captain Erik Karlsson tweeted. He said Bryan Murray was as complete a hockey man as there is.

Murray stepped down as the team's GM previous year to battle the disease, becoming a senior hockey advisor for the Senators.

"Bryan Murray was a great teammate and very important to this franchise in its early days", team founder Bill Torrey, who hired Murray, said in a statement.

Most recently, Murray served as a special adviser to Senators GM Pierre Dorion after stepping down as Ottawa GM in April 2016 to focus on his health and to spend time with his family.

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"It's a subject that's not often talked about, but hopefully my coming forward can make a difference, even if it's just for one person", said Murray during an interview in 2015.

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