The National Hockey League (NHL) today named Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray a finalist for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year. This is the third consecutive season Murray has been nominated. Murray, who won the award last season, joins Glen Sather of the New York Rangers and Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning as the three finalists for the top general manager award this season.
Voting for the award was conducted among the 30 club general managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the Second Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 24, during the 2015 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Over the past several years, Murray has revamped the majority of the Ducks roster and expanded the club’s prospect pool. This regular season, Anaheim had the top record in the Western Conference for the second consecutive season and secured its third straight Pacific Division title.
Murray is in his 40th consecutive season in the National Hockey League, his seventh in his current role with the Ducks. He was named to the position on Nov. 12, 2008 after spending the previous three-plus seasons as the club’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. He played a pivotal role in Anaheim’s run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Championship.