The Hockey World Mourns The Loss Of A True Legend

Published August 4, 2023 at 7:57 PM

The hockey world mourns the loss of a true legend as the NHL Alumni Association announces the passing of Bob Murdoch at the age of 76.

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

His skill and dedication earned him a place in 757 regular-season games, where he tallied an impressive 278 points while playing for several teams.

Transitioning from player to coach, Murdoch continued to make a significant impact on the sport.

As an Assistant Coach for the NHL Flames, he showcased his coaching prowess for ten seasons, culminating in the well-deserved recognition of the Jack Adams Award in 1989-90.

In 2019, Bob's life took a challenging turn with the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinsonism, and Alzheimer's.

Throughout his battle, he displayed immense courage and strength, alongside the unwavering support of his beloved wife, Bev, and devoted daughters.

Bob Murdoch touched the hearts of countless individuals, and his legacy, both on and off the ice, will forever be cherished.

Our deepest condolences go out to Bob's family, friends, and former teammates as they navigate through this difficult time. May his spirit continue to inspire generations to come.
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