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Robert Murdoch

Robert Murdoch  #5

NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: November 20, 1946
BIRTHPLACE: Kirkland, ON, Canada
Jack Adams Award (1990) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 2, 1970. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Marshall Johnston to complete transaction that sent Danny Grant and Claude Larose to Minnesota (June 10, 1968), May 25, 1971. Claimed by Montreal from Minnesota in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal with Randy Rota for Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Mario Tremblay) in 1974 Amateur Draft and cash, May 29, 1973. Traded to Atlanta by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (Tony Curtale) in 1980 Entry Draft for Richard Mulhern and Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Dave Morrison) in 1980 Entry Draft, January 16, 1979. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016