Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Murray Baron
Nicknamed "Bear" Murray Baron attended the University of North Dakota where he teamed with goalie Ed Belfour to win an NCAA title in 1987. An eighth round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, Baron spent three years at UND before making his professional debut with the Flyers AHL affiliate in Hershey in 1988-89.

Baron joined the Flyers for part of 1989-90 and most of 1990-91 but was traded prior to his third season to St. Louis with Ron Sutter for Dan Quinn and Rod Brind'Amour. Baron stayed in a Bluenote for more than five years, providing the team with a huge physical presence on the blueline. His forte clearly was hits, not goals.

Baron spent most of 1996-97 with Montreal before being dealt to Phoenix towards the end of the season. Baron spent just two seasons with the Coyotes before signing with Vancouver as a free agent in the summer of 1998 and went on to play five seasons on the West Coast before making a return to St. Louis in 2003-04.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 37 5 9 14 93 13 5 6 11 107
1985-86 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 46 12 32 44 179 7 1 2 3 13
1986-87 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 4 10 14 62
1987-88 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 1 10 11 95
1988-89 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 2 6 8 92
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 9 0 3 3 8
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 2 2 4 12 -1
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 50 0 10 10 101
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 8 8 16 74 -3
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 6 2 3 5 0
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 3 8 11 94 -3 2 0 0 0 2
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 53 2 2 4 59 -5 11 0 0 0 12
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 5 9 14 123 -14 4 0 0 0 10
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 0 5 5 93 +9 7 1 1 2 2
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 2 9 11 190 +3 13 1 0 1 20
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 11 0 2 2 11 -4
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 1 5 6 107 -16
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 45 1 5 6 106 -10 6 0 2 2 6
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 2 6 8 115 -23
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 2 10 12 67 +8
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 3 8 11 63 -13 4 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 61 1 6 7 68 +8 6 0 1 1 10
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 2 4 6 62 +13 14 0 4 4 10
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 1 5 6 61 -6 5 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 988 35 94 129 1309 73 2 8 10 78


Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Ron Sutter for Dan Quinn and Rod Brind'Amour, September 22, 1991. Traded to Montreal by St. Louis with Shayne Corson and St. Louis' 5th round pick (Gennady Razin) in 1997 NHL Draft for Pierre Turgeon, Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy, October 29, 1996. Traded to Phoenix by Montreal with Chris Murray for Dave Manson, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 5, 2003.
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