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Ducks give GM Murray four-year extension

Friday, 02.25.2011 / 12:35 PM / News

NHL.com

The Anaheim Ducks signed General Manager Bob Murray to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Murray is in his third season as Ducks GM and executive vice president. He's been with the club since 2005, when he was in charge of player development working under former GM Brian Burke. Murray replaced Burke when Burke became the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Bob has positioned us well for the future," said Ducks Chief Executive Officer Michael Schulman. "He has added youth to our current lineup, with several exciting prospects still on the horizon. He deserves the stability this contract extension brings."

Under Murray's leadership, the team has drafted Cam Fowler, the lone defenseman from the 2010 Entry Draft to play in the NHL this season, and traded for impact blueliners Lubomir Visnovsky and Francois Beauchemin.

The Ducks enter the weekend 11th in the Western Conference, but only two points behind eighth-place Dallas.

"I couldn't be happier to be working for the Samuelis and Mike Schulman," said Murray. "I'm honored to receive this extension and will continue working toward our primary goal -- bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County."

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild