|Born|| July 20, 1950|
Shawville, PQ, CAN
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
|Played for|| California Golden Seals|
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft|| 88th overall, 1970|
California Golden Seals
Terry Rodney Murray (born July 20, 1950 in Shawville, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional player, and current head coach of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. He is the brother of current Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray.
A defenceman in his playing days, Murray was drafted by the California Golden Seals in the 1970 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, and Washington Capitals. Following his final season as an active player in 1981–82, he became an assistant coach for his brother Bryan, then the Capitals' head coach, establishing the NHL's first brother coaching combination.
Murray served as an assistant coach of the Capitals, then later as head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks. He was promoted to the Capitals head coach position in the middle of the 1989–90 NHL season, replacing his brother Bryan Murray. Under Murray's guidance the Capitals advanced further into the NHL playoffs than ever before, before being swept by Boston in the conference finals. Murray coached the Capitals until the middle of the 1993–94 NHL season when he was replaced by Jim Schoenfeld.
After a brief coaching stint as head coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones in the IHL, Murray became head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. In three seasons as head coach of the Flyers (1994–95 through 1996–97), Murray compiled a 118-64-30 record and coached the team to two Atlantic Division Championships (1994–95 and 1995–96) and to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals as the Eastern Conference Champion. After beating three teams easily with 4-1 series wins, the Flyers were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in four games. Despite this accomplishment, Murray was fired after the end of the 1997 playoffs. Some suggested that Terry was scapegoated for the Flyer's collapse in the Finals, however he described the 6-1 loss in Game 3 as a choking situation which angered his roster. Murray served as a pro scout for the Flyers during the 1997-98 season.
During the 1998–99 season, Murray assumed the Panthers' head coaching position from his brother, Bryan, the interim Panthers' coach, after Doug MacLean was fired. In 1999-2000, Murray led the Panthers to a franchise record 98-point season, team-record 43 victories and into the first round of the playoffs. He was replaced by Duane Sutter at the Panthers' helm in the fall of 2000.
Murray served as a pro scout for the Philadelphia Flyers over parts of three seasons (2000–01 to 2002–03), and joined the coaching staff as Assistant Coach from 2004-2008.
On July 17, 2008, Murray was hired as the coach of the Los Angeles Kings.
NHL coaching recordEdit
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|WAS||1989–90||34||18||14||2||-||(78)||3rd in Patrick||Lost in Conf Finals|
|WAS||1990–91||80||37||36||7||-||81||3rd in Patrick||Lost in Second Round|
|WAS||1991–92||80||45||27||8||-||98||2nd in Patrick||Lost in First Round|
|WAS||1992–93||84||43||34||7||-||93||2nd in Patrick||Lost in First Round|
|WAS||1993–94||47||20||23||4||-||(88)||3rd in Atlantic||(fired)|
|PHI||1994–95||48||28||16||4||-||60||1st in Atlantic||Lost in Conf Finals|
|PHI||1995–96||82||45||24||13||-||103||1st in Atlantic||Lost in Second Round|
|PHI||1996–97||82||45||24||13||-||103||2nd in Atlantic||Lost in Cup Finals|
|FLA||1998–99||82||30||34||18||-||78||2nd in Southeast||Missed Playoffs|
|FLA||1999–00||82||43||27||6||6||98||2nd in Southeast||Lost in First Round|
|FLA||2000–01||36||6||18||7||5||(66)||3rd in Southeast||(fired)|
|LA||2008–09||82||34||37||-||11||79||5th in Pacific||Missed Playoffs|