10/17/2013 6:25 AM
Throwback Thursday presented by The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant: Rob Murray.
Rob Murray – who captained the Springfield Falcons from 1994-2000 and 2002-03 – is the franchise leader in career games played (501), assists (157) and penalty minutes (1529). The Toronto, Ontario native also ranks second in points (218) and fifth in goals (61) in the team’s 20-year history.
Murray played in 107 games at the National Hockey League level, totaling 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) and 111 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 185-pound forward split his time between the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.
After retiring in 2003, Murray joined the Providence Bruins’ staff, where he spent five seasons in an assistant coaching capacity. In 2008, he got his break and was named Head Coach. After three more seasons behind the bench for Providence, Murray took the head coaching position for the East Coast Hockey League’s Alaska Aces in 2011. With Murray at the helm, Alaska has won two consecutive Mountain Division championships. Murray’s Aces kick off their third season with him behind the bench this Friday.