As a player, Murray defied the odds by making it to the NHL as a late-round draft pick, but it was in coaching that he truly made his mark, becoming the 20th NHL head coach to work behind the bench for 1,000 games on Nov. 12, 2011, with Los Angeles. As a result, he lasted longer in the NHL than almost every one of his fellow 1970 draftees. After he played his final NHL game in 1982, Murray made the transition with help from his older brother Bryan, who had been his head coach in Terry's final NHL season with Washington. Bryan hired Terry as a Capitals assistant coach for the 1982-83 season -- making them the first pair of brothers in NHL history to simultaneously serve as head coach and assistant coach of the same team. Terry woud get his first head coaching job eight years later, when his brother was fired by the Caps, but the parternship between the two brothers would continue to be a factor in Terry's career, as he later landed the head coaching job in Florida while Bryan Murray was serving as the team's general manager.
|Debut:||October 14, 1972
(California at Pittsburgh)
|Final NHL game:||April 4, 1982
(Washington vs. Montreal)
|Retired:||September 9, 1982|
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
|Numbers worn:||26, 5 (California);
25, 24 (Philadelphia); 4 (Detroit);
California, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington
Years: 1972-1982. Playoffs: 1976-1981
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
|1,000th Game as Coach:||
November 12, 2011|
(Los Angeles vs. Minnesota)
February 1972 -- Loaned by California to Boston (AHL). Sept. 23, 1975 -- Signed with Philadelphia as unrestricted free agent. Feb. 17, 1977 -- Traded by Philadelphia with Steve Coates, Bob Ritchie, and Dave Kelly to Detroit for Rick LaPointe and Mike Korney. Nov. 1, 1977 -- Rights sold by Detroit to Philadelphia. Oct. 5, 1981 -- Claimed by Washington from Philadelphia in NHL Waiver Draft.
Full Name: Terry
Other Post-Draft Teams: Providence, Baltimore, Boston (AHL); Oklahoma City (CHL); Salt Lake (WHL); Richmond (AHL); Philadelphia, Maine (AHL)
Family: Youngest brother of longtime NHL coach and executive Bryan Murray. Terry and Bryan were two of the five boys and 10 total children raised by their parents. ... Uncle of NHL executive Tim Murray.
Playd nine games for 1971-72 Boston team that went on to win AHL
regular-season title. ... Played on 1974-75 Salt Lake team that won CHL
regular-season title. ... Won CHL Adams Cup with Salt Lake in 1975. ... Played on Philadelphia team that lost to Montreal in 1976
Stanley Cup Finals. ... Named to AHL All-Star First Team with Richmond in
1975-76. ... Played on 1977-78 Maine team that won AHL regular-season title.
... Won AHL Calder Cup with Maine in 1978. ... Won AHL Eddie Shore Award as
league's top defenseman with Maine in 1977-78. ... Named to AHL All-Star
First Team with Maine in 1977-78. ... Played on 1978-79 Maine team that won
AHL regular-season title. ... Won AHL Calder Cup with Maine in 1979. ... Won
AHL Eddie Shore Award as league's top defenseman with Maine in 1978-79. ...
Named to AHL All-Star First Team with Maine in 1978-79. ... Scored his first
NHL goal in his 219th NHL game for Philadelphia on March 14, 1981, at N.Y.
Islanders, beating Hall of Famer Billy Smith. ... Was head coach of Philadelphia team that lost to Detroit in 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.
(Team USA head coach) (sixth)
Missed part of 1973-74 season with fractured left fibula, an injury suffered when he slid into the goalpost during California's Nov. 21, 1973, game at N.Y. Rangers. He did not return until California's Jan. 2, 1974, game vs. Los Angeles.
Named Washington assistant coach on Sept. 9, 1982, and remained in that position until May 17, 1988. ... Named Baltimore (AHL) head coach on May 17, 1988, and remained in that position until Jan. 15, 1990. ... Named Washington head coach on Jan. 15, 1990, and remained in position until Jan. 27, 1994. ... Named Cincinnati (IHL) head coach on Feb. 18, 1994, and remained in position until June 23, 1994. ... Named Philadelphia head coach on June 23, 1994, and remained in position until June 13, 1997. ... Named Florida head coach on June 21, 1998, and remained in that position until Dec. 28, 2000. ... ... Named Philadelphia assistant coach on Jan. 27,
|2003, and remained in position until July 17,
2008. ... Named Los Angeles head coach on July 17, 2008,and
remained in position until Dec. 12, 2011. At the time he lost the job, he had 499 career NHL coaching victories. ... Named Adirondack
(AHL) head coach on June 29, 2012, and currently holds this
Named Philadelphia pro scout on June 13, 1997, and remained in position until June 21, 1998. ... Named Philadelphia pro scout on Feb. 1, 2001, and remained in position until Jan. 27, 2003. ... Named Los Angeles special-assignment pro scout on Dec. 12, 2011, and remained in position until June 29, 2012.
|Paired on defense with Behn Wilson for Philadelphia during 1980-81 season.||Was first former Washinton Capitals player to also serve as the team's head coach.||Coached Washington to franchise's first appearance in the conference finals in 1990.||Fired by Philadelphia days after he said his players were "choking" in Stanley Cup Final.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||12|
|Hall of Fame:||3|
|1970 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1970