Bryan Mur­ray dies

Los Angeles Times - - INSIDE BASEBALL - — Curtis Zupke group called the De­troit Right Wings uses the Red Wings’ logo. The or­ga­ni­za­tion posted on its Twit­ter ac­count that mem­bers had ar­rived in Char­lottesville. staff and wire re­ports

Bryan Mur­ray, a long­time hockey ex­ec­u­tive and gen­eral man­ager of the Ducks dur­ing their 2003 Stan­ley Cup Fi­nal run, died Sat­ur­day. He was 74.

Mur­ray served first as coach and then as gen­eral man­ager of the thenMighty Ducks from 2001 to 2004. He was the ar­chi­tect of the team that ad­vanced to the 2003 Fi­nal, the first such ap­pear­ance for the fran­chise. Mur­ray drafted cur­rent Ducks play­ers and fran­chise cor­ner­stones Ryan Get­zlaf and Corey Perry in 2003 and helped build the Ducks team that won the 2007 Stan­ley Cup.

“As both head coach and gen­eral man­ager of the team, Bryan led our or­ga­ni­za­tion with class, dig­nity and charisma,” the Ducks said in a state­ment. “Bryan’s legacy goes far beyond his suc­cess on the ice, in­clud­ing his courageous fight with can­cer and count­less con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­ni­ties he served. He will be for­ever re­mem­bered by all he touched.”

Mur­ray was di­ag­nosed with colon can­cer in 2014. He re­mained ac­tive in the game, with the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors, who con­firmed his pass­ing. Mur­ray told The Times in 2015 that hockey kept him go­ing.

Mur­ray won 620 games as a coach and was given the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year with the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals in 1984. He was in­volved in the NHL as a player, coach or gen­eral man­ager for 35 years and de­vel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion as a well-liked and re­spected ex­ec­u­tive known for his hockey wis­dom.

The NHL’s De­troit Red Wings re­leased a state­ment de­nounc­ing the use of their logo at the white na­tion­al­ist rally in Char­lottesville, Va., and say­ing they are con­sid­er­ing le­gal ac­tion to stop it. The team said it “ve­he­mently” dis­agrees with and is not as­so­ci­ated with the event.

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