Montreal Canadiens News: Mourns the loss of Bob Murdoch

By Lady Williamson

Bob Murdoch (courtesy Montreal Canadiens)

August 4, 2023


MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens organization are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former defenseman Bob Murdoch at the age of 76.

Murdoch, a native of Kirkland Lake, ON, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Canadiens, scoring three goals and adding 25 assists in 81 games. The 6-foot, 175 lb defender won the Stanley Cup with the team in 1971 and 1973.

In 13 NHL seasons with the Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Thrashers/ Flames, Murdoch tallied 278 points (60 goals, 218 assists) in 757 games.

Following his playing career, Murdoch also enjoyed success behind the bench, winning the Jack Adams Trophy at the helm of the Winnipeg Jets in 1989-90.

The Canadiens wish to extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Murdoch’s family and loved ones in these difficult times.


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