Stanley Cup-Winner and Award-Winning Coach Passes Away

Published August 4, 2023 at 6:46 PM

There is plenty of sadness among the hockey community today. Bob Murdoch, who had an excellent hockey career as a player and coach, has passed away at the age of 76.

The Legacy

Murdoch won two Stanley Cups (1971, 1976) during his time as a player with the Montreal Canadiens. He competed in 757 NHL regular season games as a defenceman, with another 77 in the playoffs. Besides the Canadiens, he also suited up for the LA Kings and Calgary Flames.


Following a successful playing career, Murdoch turned to coaching. After starting as an assistant with the Calgary Flames, he eventually became head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, and then the Winnipeg Jets. In his first season in Winnipeg (1989-90), Murdoch won the Jack Adams Trophy as Coach of the Year. He led the team to a record of 37-32-11.

According to the NHLPA Alumni Associations, Murdoch Murdoch was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinsonism, and Alzheimer's in 2019.

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Stanley Cup-Winner and Award-Winning Coach Passes Away

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