Throwback Thursday: Troy Murray

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks Troy Murray (Photo compliments of

Troy Murray # 19

Chicago Blackhawks Career – (1981-91, 1992-94)

Games – 688

Goals – 197

Assists – 291

PIM – 488

+/- – 63

Frank J. Selke Trophy 1985-86 season

US Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2003

Radio Color Analyst for Blackhawks (2006-Present)

It is that time of the week again where we spotlight a throwback player from the Chicago Blackhawks past. This week’s selection for Throwback Thursday is Blackhawks great Doug Wilson. I hope this may bring back some of those special memories of his playing time with the Chicago Blackhawks and if not maybe it will shed some light on a player you may not have known much about.

Troy Murray started is long career playing in the AAHA league starting at the age of 15 for the Calgary North Stars. He then moved his way up to the AJHL playing for St. Albert Saints until the age of 18 when he enrolled into college and played for the University of North Dakota. At the University of North Dakota Murray set rookie records with 6 game-winning goals, 13 power play goals, and led the team in points with 78. In his second season he led the team in assists and helped lead the team to a 35-12 record and the college national championship.

Following 2 seasons with the University of North Dakota at the age of 19 Troy Murray was selected during the 3rd round (57th overall) during the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on April 4, 1982 during the playoffs against the Minnesota North Stars. During the game he was able to score his first NHL goal. He started the next season on the Blackhawks roster and finished his rookie campaign with 8 goals and 8 assists for 16 points during 54 games.