NHL Icon Tragically Passes Away

Published August 4, 2023 at 8:16 PM

The hockey community stands united in grief as the NHL Alumni Association announces the passing of a true legend, Bob Murdoch, at the age of 76.

Bob's journey in the NHL was nothing short of extraordinary. In his early playing years, he soared to victory with the Montreal Canadiens, hoisting the Stanley Cup twice in the 1970-71 and 1972-73 seasons.

Throughout his illustrious career, he amassed an impressive 278 points in 757 regular-season games, displaying remarkable skill and unwavering dedication across various teams.

Transitioning into coaching, Murdoch continued to make a profound impact on the sport. For ten seasons, he served as Assistant Coach for the NHL Flames, culminating in a well-deserved Jack Adams Award in 1989-90.

In 2019, Bob's life took an unforeseen turn with the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinsonism, and Alzheimer's. Despite the challenges, he exhibited immense courage, buoyed by the unwavering support of his loving wife, Bev, and devoted daughters.

Bob Murdoch's legacy, both on and off the ice, leaves an indelible mark on countless hearts. During this difficult time, our deepest condolences go out to Bob's family, friends, and former teammates. May his spirit continue to inspire generations to come.
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