|Born||April 4, 1967 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Fort Wayne Komets
Saint John Flames
|NHL Draft||61st overall, 1985|
Rob Murray (born Robert Allan Murray on April 4, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and is currently the head coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
He would spend most of his time in the Jets' minor league affiliates; first the Moncton Hawks for three seasons and then the Springfield Falcons for eight, for which he is the career games leader and longtime captain.
Following the Jets' franchise when it relocated to Phoenix, Rob would spend parts of two seasons until he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers (although he would never actually play a game for the franchise).
He retired from active play in 2003.
Rob was at one time the career penalty minute leader in the AHL, but has since been surpassed by Dennis Bonvie; he remains in second place in league history with 2940.
Coaching Career[edit | edit source]
After retiring, Rob was hired as an assistant coach for the Providence Bruins and was named the head coach of the team in 2008 following Scott Gordon's hiring by the New York Islanders. He was let go following the 2010-2011 season.
On July 13, 2011, he was named the head coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.