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Former Ducks GM Bob Murray joins Flames as scout: Sources – The Athletic

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Former Ducks GM Bob Murray joins Flames as scout: Sources – The Athletic

By Eric Stephens
February 23, 2022Updated 1:15 AM EST
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Former Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who resigned from his position on Nov. 10 after the team investigated accusations of improper professional conduct with players and staff, has joined the Calgary Flames as a scout, sources told The Athletic. Murray, who will largely operate on the West Coast, attended the Ducks' game against the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night at Honda Center.

There is a connection to the Flames as Murray and current head coach Darryl Sutter have had an association dating back to when the two were teammates on the Chicago Blackhawks in the early 1980s. Despite being Stanley Cup-contending rivals during a time when Murray presided over the Ducks and Sutter coached the Los Angeles Kings, the two have formed a tight relationship over the decades.

Murray hired Sutter as an advisor to the Anaheim coaching staff in the summer of 2019. Sutter would leave to take the Calgary job, replacing Geoff Ward. Ironically, Ward was brought on as an assistant to Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins for the 2021-22 season.

Murray, 67, had served as Anaheim’s GM since November 2008. His teams won five consecutive Pacific Division titles and made the playoffs on eight occasions over his tenure, with the high points of Western Conference finals appearances in 2015 and 2017.

At the time of his resignation, Murray indicated that he would enter an alcohol abuse program. Assistant GM Jeff Solomon served in an interim capacity until Anaheim hired Pat Verbeek as Murray’s permanent successor on Feb. 3.

“I want to apologize to anyone adversely affected by my behavior,” Murray said in November. “As I step away from the Ducks, I will focus my attention on where it should be: improving my life for the betterment of my family and friends."

(Photo: Jeff Vinnick / NHLI via Getty Images)
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