Bryan Murray

Former Ducks coach and general manager Bryan Murray, the architect of the team's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance, dies at 74

Former Ducks coach and general manager Bryan Murray, the architect of the team's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance, dies at 74

Bryan Murray, a longtime hockey executive and general manager of the Ducks during their 2003 Stanley Cup Final run, died Saturday. He was 74.

Murray served first as coach and then as general manager of the then-Mighty Ducks from 2001 to 2004. He was the architect of the team that advanced to the 2003 Final, the first such appearance for the franchise. Murray drafted current Ducks players and franchise cornerstones Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in 2003 and helped build the Ducks team that won the 2007 Stanley Cup.

“As both head coach and general manager of the team, Bryan led our organization with class, dignity and charisma,” the Ducks said in a statement. "Bryan’s...

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