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11-12-2009, 03:55 PM
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With their final picks in the 12th All-time draft, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs are pleased to select first a three-time PCHA first all-star, known more for his gritty play than his scoring ability, from Cashions Glen, Ontario, right winger...

Ran McDonald

- Stanley Cup Finalist (1918, 1919)
- PCHA 1st All-Star Team (1912, 1913, 1914)
- PCHA 2nd All-Star Team (1916)
- Played for all six PCHA Teams
- Top-10 in PCHA goals 4 times (4th, 6th, 6th, 8th)
- Top-10 in PCHA assists twice (6th, 9th)
- 91 goals, 29 assists, 120 points, 197 PIM in 122 PCHA Games
- 4 goals and 6 points in 8 PCHA Playoff/SCF games

*Thanks to seventies for this info from the last AAA draft.

...and second, we are pleased to select a hard-working defenseman who retired holding the team among defenseman for games played, as well as being second all-time among Blackhawk defenseman in points, from Kingston, Ontario...

Bob Murray


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Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Bob Murray was, first and foremost, a Chicago Blackhawks through and through. He was drafted, played for, and managed the Windy City club. The 'Hawks drafted Murray 52nd overall from the Cornwall Royals. In his first season with the Royals, Murray had contributed to their successful Memorial Cup run.

Murray played his first professional season with the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League. His 57 points helped earn him a blueline spot with the big club the next season. He managed just three points in 1975-76. The next campaign saw his production increase sevenfold. In fact, he continued to improve up to the 1980-81 season when he racked up 60 points. The joy of a personally-satisfying season ended when the Blackhawks were swept by the Calgary Flames in the opening round of the 1981 playoffs.

Chicago, with Bob Murray, finally experienced playoff success in 1982 when they lasted to the semi-finals. In a four year stretch, the 'Hawks made the final four in three of those years. Murray played in two All-Star Games, 1981 and 1983, collecting one assist.

He continued to play in the NHL through to 1988, when he finally went back to the minors for a short stay at the beginning of 1988-89. It wasn't long before he was back in Chicago and on the way to the semis again. The Blackhawks repeated the feat in 1990.

In 1990, Bob Murray retired, having been on five Blackhawks teams that finished one round short of the Stanley Cup. He finished his playing career holding the team record among defensemen for games played and was ranked second in scoring among the team's blueliners.


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