Terry Murray
Terry Murray was named head coach of the Kings on July 17, 2008.
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He joined the Kings with a wide range of NHL experience as a head coach, assistant coach, scout and player. Formerly the head coach of the Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers and the Philadelphia Flyers, where he led that club to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, Murray is the 22nd head coach in Kings history. He has a 440-341-120 record during his 13 NHL seasons as a head coach. Before joining the Kings, Murray was an assistant coach with the Flyers for four seasons. In 2008-09, Murray and his coaching staff helped the Kings improve in several categories from 2007-08, including wins, points, goals against, power play percentage and penalty kill percentage. This past season he helped guide the Kings to a postseason berth for the first time since 2002 as the Kings won 46 games, which tied for the all-time Kings record; earned 24 road wins to set a new Kings record; and accumulated 101 points, which is third all-time. Murray also in 2009-10 won his 400th career NHL regular season game as a head coach and he coached in his 90th career playoff game, and this season, with 11 more wins, he will move into 19th place on the NHL’s all-time coaching wins list.
As the head coach of the Flyers for three seasons (1994-95 through 1996-97), Murray compiled a 118-64-30 record. In addition to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals/Eastern Conference Championship, Murray coached the team to two Atlantic Division Championships (1995 and 1996). He began his NHL head coaching career with Washington for five seasons (1989-90 through 1993-94) and compiled a 163-134-28 record with the Capitals. In his first season he helped lead the Capitals to the Eastern Conference Finals. Murray also coached Florida for three seasons (1998-99 through 2000-01) and compiled a 79-79-42 record, which included a franchise-record 98-point season and a team-record 43 wins in 1999-00. In all, Murray has guided his club to the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons, and he has a 48-47 playoff record as a head coach. A native of Shawville, Quebec, Terry and his wife Linda have two daughters, Meaghan and Lindsey.