The Chicago Blackhawks are pleased to announce that color analyst Troy Murray will be returning to the booth for the 2006-07 hockey season as the color analyst for Blackhawks radio.
"We're excited to have Troy back with us on our radio broadcast for this season," said Blackhawks Executive Director of Communications and Broadcasting Jim De Maria. "We feel that his insight into the game and his knowledge of our players will add a great deal to the broadcast."
"I'm excited to be back as part of the Chicago Blackhawks radio broadcast team for next season," said Murray. "I'm looking forward to working with the group of young players that I've seen over the last couple of years as they continue to grow and develop."
For Murray, this will be his second full season and third overall as color analyst. Murray joined the Blackhawks broadcast team back on November 14, 2003 replacing Dale Tallon who moved into the Blackhawks front office to assume the role as Assistant General Manager. Murray came into the booth after serving for five seasons as studio analyst for television broadcasts of Blackhawk games on Fox SportsNet.
Murray was originally the Blackhawks' 3rd round pick in the 1980 NHL Entry draft. He played for the Blackhawks from 1981-91 and again from 1992-94. His best season in the NHL was in 1985-86 when he scored a career-high 45 goals, 54 assists, and 99 points and was voted the winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, the first Blackhawk to ever win that award.
Murray had five 20+ goals seasons in his 15-year NHL career and posted 584 points (230 goals and 354 assists) in 915 career games. Aside from the Blackhawks, Murray played for the Winnipeg jets, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Colorado Avalanche. He was a member of the 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Championship Team.