Ottawa Sens Former GM & Coach Bryan Murray Succumbs to Cancer 081217

Cornwall Ontario – The man who engineered some great Ottawa Senator teams passed away at 74 after a battle with Cancer.

Senator’s owner Eugene Melnyk stated:

“Bryan was one of the greatest men that the game of hockey has ever known and also a great father, mentor and teacher.  We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Geri, daughters, Heide and Brittany and the entire Murray family on their loss.”

Mr. Murray coached for eighteen seasons and 1,239 games in the NH over a career that spanned four decades.

He only gave up GM duties this past season with Pierre Dorion taking over.   The team made a surprise push deep into the playoffs.


But most fans will remember him coaching in his finer days.

Murray was one of ten children from Shawville Quebec. He had only one appearance in Lord Stanley’s Cup; coaching the Sens to a final round loss.

RIP Bryan Murray


Photo: By Will C – Flickr: GM Bryan Murray, CC BY 2.0


  1. RIP He was a very classy man both professionally and at home! The Sens will miss along with all of us…

  2. Sad to see him go. He was one of the best.

    Now is the time the team could use Daniel Alfredsson. But as per usual Eugene Melnyk screwed that up too. I’d like to see Melnyk sell the team to someone who actually cared about hockey and that the bottom line isn’t always the answer.

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