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Don Murdoch

Don Murdoch  #14

Right Wing
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: October 25, 1956
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Cranbrook, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: NYR / 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
Brother of Bob BCJHL Second All-Star Team (1974) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1975, 1976) WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (1975) Max McNab Trophy (CHL Playoff MVP) (1981) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977) Suspended for entire 1978-79 season by NHL for substance abuse violation, July 6, 1978. Suspension lifted by NHL after 40 games, January 3, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers for Cam Connor and Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Peter Sundstrom) in 1981 Entry Draft, March 11, 1980. Rights traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Don Jackson and Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Minnesota Minnesota selected Wally Chapman) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981. Rights traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Greg Smith and Minnesota's 1st round choice (Murray Craven) in 1982 Entry Draft for Detroit's 1st round choice (Brian Bellows) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals