Anaheim Ducks Place General Manager Bob Murray on Administrative Leave

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Per a statement from the Anaheim Ducks, Murray will be replaced by Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager Jeff Solomon who will take over the role of Interim General Manager.

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Bob Murray on Administrative Leave Pending an Ongoing Investigation

This again is another disturbing example of conduct violations in the NHL. Perhaps too many people have been turning the other way while ignoring rules of conduct. Murray’s professional conduct is in question here. The team had no choice but to suspend him until the facts are revealed.

Going Forward

The fact that the Anaheim Ducks have been playing good hockey will be obscured by the black mark of their general manager’s alleged behaviour. The Ducks have gone 6-4-3 and are currently in third place in the Pacific Division. They have won four straight games, then this happens. It must be difficult for players to focus on performing on the ice when things in the front office are in turmoil.

As of yet, we have no further information on what Murray is being accused of and the team stated they will have no further comment until the investigation is completed.

Murray joined the Ducks as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations in 2005 and was also named general manager Nov. 12, 2008. The 66-year-old served as GM of the Chicago Blackhawks for three seasons from 1997-1999 after working for two seasons as Chicago’s assistant GM under Bob Pulford.

Murray played 1,008 NHL games as a defenceman during 15 seasons with the Blackhawks. He scored 514 points (132 goals, 382 assists).

Anaheim is 511-357-123 in 14 seasons with Murray as GM, including 6-4-3 this season.

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