Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Murray
Ken Murray was born January 22, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario. A former member of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior "B" Hockey League's St. Thomas Barons, Murray made his professional debut with the Central Hockey League's Tulsa Oilers in 1969-70.

Even though he spent the majority of the season with Tulsa, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Murray as a free agent in April of 1970 and played in one game with the Leafs during the 69-70 season.

In 1970-71, the Toronto, Ontario native spent the majority of the season in Tulsa, while only playing a handful of games with the Leafs before being claimed by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1971 Intra-League Draft.

Unable to make the Buffalo roster, Murray spent the entire 1971-72 season as a member of the American Hockey League's Cincinnati Swords before being claimed by the New York Islanders in the 1972 Expansion Draft.

After only 39 games with the Islanders during the 1972-73 season, New York traded Murray to the Detroit Red Wings where he finished the season scoring his first and only NHL goal.

Murray's stay in Detroit was short lived, as joined the Red Wings American Hockey League affiliate in Virginia in 1973-74. However, midway through the 73-74 season Detroit (AHL-Virginia) traded Murray to the Western Hockey League's Seattle Totems.

During the off-season, the Kansas City Scouts claimed Murray from Detroit in the 1974 Expansion Draft. Murray played only eight games with the Scouts, while spending the better part of the year with the Kansas City's AHL affiliate in Baltimore before being dealt to the Los Angeles Kings midway through the 1974-75 season. Murray however never suited up for the Kings, instead he was assigned to their AHL affiliate in Springfield where he finished the year leading the Indians to the 1975 Calder Cup championship.

Although he spent the majority of the 1975-76 with Springfield, Ken Murray rejoined Kansas City for 23 games before playing his last three seasons in the American Hockey League with stops in Rhode Island, New Haven and Philadelphia.

Throughout his career, Ken Murray played in 106 NHL games, scoring one goal and adding ten assists for eleven points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 St. Thomas Barons ON-Jr.B
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 62 3 13 16 136 6 0 0 0 6
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +1
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 0 +1
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 62 3 13 16 143
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 68 0 7 7 167 10 0 0 0 14
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 39 0 4 4 59 -21
1972-73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 31 1 1 2 36 -1
1973-74 Virginia Wings AHL 54 3 6 9 159
1973-74 Seattle Totems WHL 18 0 9 9 34
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 8 0 2 2 14 +3
1974-75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 31 2 3 5 52
1974-75 Springfield Kings AHL 29 1 9 10 91 15 3 5 8 30
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 23 0 2 2 24 -1
1975-76 Springfield Indians AHL 42 5 16 21 72
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 59 1 9 10 107
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 68 2 12 14 84 15 0 1 1 22
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 106 1 10 11 135


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, April 5, 1970. Claimed by Buffalo from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Claimed by NY Islanders from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to Detroit by NY Islanders with Brian Lavender for Ralph Stewart and Bob Cook, January 17, 1973. Loaned to Seattle (WHL) by Detroit (Virginia-AHL) for Gene Sobchuk, February 18, 1974. Claimed by Kansas City from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Los Angeles by Kansas City for cash, February 10, 1975.
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