Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dana Murzyn
Dana Murzyn was born December 9, 1966 in Calgary, Alberta. The 1st choice, 5th overall selection of the Hartford Whalers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Murzyn is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Calgary Wranglers.

The Calgary, Alberta native spent two seasons with the Wranglers earning WHL First Team All-Star honours in 1985 before making his NHL debut with Hartford the following year.

Named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team in 1986, Murzyn finished his inaugural season in Hartford with 26 points. Following his rookie season, Murzyn spent two more years in Hartford before being traded by the Whalers to the Calgary Flames midway through the 1987-88 season.

In 1988-89, Murzyn was key component on Calgary's blue line as the Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens in six games to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Prior to the beginning of the 1989-90 season, Murzyn and the Flames held their training camp in the Soviet Union as part of the NHL-Soviet Friendship Tour. The Tour was a four game exhibition series between the Flames the Soviets. Just past the midway point of the 1990-91 season, Murzyn was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks where he spent eight seasons, returning to the Stanley Cup Finals for a second time in his career in 1994, loosing in seven games to the New York Rangers.

After missing the majority of the 1997-98 season recovering from a knee injury, Murzyn returned to the Canucks line up the following year only to play in 12 games while playing 20 with Vancouver's American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse.

Throughout his career Dana Murzyn played in over 900 NHL games, scoring 61 goals while adding 162 assists for 223 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Calgary Royals AMHL
1982-83 Calgary Spurs AJHL 34 7 20 27 78
1983-84 Calgary Wranglers WHL 65 11 20 31 135 2 0 0 0 10
1984-85 Calgary Wranglers WHL 72 32 60 92 233 8 1 11 12 16
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 3 23 26 125 +1 4 0 0 0 10
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 74 9 19 28 95 +17 6 2 1 3 29
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 33 1 6 7 45 -8
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 41 6 5 11 94 +9 5 2 0 2 13
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 63 3 19 22 142 +26 21 0 3 3 20
1989-90 Calgary Flames Fr-Tour 4 1 0 1 6
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 78 7 13 20 140 +19 6 2 2 4 2
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 19 0 2 2 30 -4
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 1 0 1 8 -3 6 0 1 1 8
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 3 11 14 147 +15 1 0 0 0 15
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 5 11 16 196 +34 12 3 2 5 18
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 6 14 20 109 +4 7 0 0 0 4
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 40 0 8 8 129 +14 8 0 1 1 22
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 2 10 12 130 +9 6 0 0 0 25
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 61 1 7 8 118 +7
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 5 2 7 42 -3
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 2 2 21 +1
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 20 2 4 6 37 -11
NHL Totals 838 52 152 204 1571 82 9 10 19 166


WHL East First All-Star Team (1985)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1986)
Traded to Calgary by Hartford with Shane Churla for Neil Sheehy, Carey Wilson and the rights to Lane MacDonald, January 3, 1988. Traded to Vancouver by Calgary for Ron Stern and Kevan Guy, March 5, 1991.
Missed majority of 1997-98 due to knee injury vs. Dallas, December 27, 1997.
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