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Bulletin: Senators Appoint Bryan Murray as General Manager

Monday, 18.06.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk today announced the appointment of Bryan Murray as the team's new general manager. Murray joined the Senators in June 2004 and has spent the past three years as the team's head coach.

"Bryan shares our focus and drive on building a championship team in Ottawa," Melnyk said. "His combined 25 years of NHL experience as a coach and general manager was something we simply could not overlook as we build for the future."

The club also announced that John Muckler will be pursuing other opportunities outside the Senators organization. "I leave Ottawa with a great sense of satisfaction at what I've helped to accomplish here," Muckler said. "It is a first-class organization, and I'll very much miss being part of it."

"I want take this opportunity to thank John Muckler for his substantial contributions to this organization. In his five years in Ottawa, John proved to all of us why he is one of the most impressive and accomplished general managers in the history of the National Hockey League," added Melnyk.

Murray becomes the Ottawa Senators' seventh general manager. "The last three years as head coach has shown me we have a very strong foundation of players to build upon. The depth and experience of this team presents us with an enormous opportunity to a create a long-term plan that will allow us to bring forward a competitive team for many years to come," Murray said.

As a native of nearby Shawville, Que., today's appointment will also allow Murray to remain close to home, surrounded by a community and fan base that know him well. Murray officially begins the 26th season of his NHL career, which has included 16 years as a head coach and the Jack Adams Trophy as coach of the year in 1983-84. Since joining the NHL coaching fraternity in 1981, Murray has coached more than 1,300 regular- and post-season games, including 665 wins. Murray's regular-season coaching record in Ottawa is 100-46-18 and includes winning the 2007 Prince of Wales Trophy as the NHL's Eastern Conference champions.

As his first order of business, Murray will lead the Senators into this weekend's NHL draft in Columbus, Ohio.

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06
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