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Al Murray - Director of Amateur Scouting

AL MURRAY enters his 11th season with the Lightning and first as assistant general manager - director of amateur scouting, a post he was elevated to on May 6, 2019. Previously, Murray joined the Lightning organization on August 16, 2010 as director of amateur scouting.

Murray oversees all amateur scouting operations along with the Lightning's draft preparation and execution, reporting directly to the general manager. With Tampa Bay, Murray has been lauded for his ability to find high-end prospects outside the first round, as evidenced by selecting Nikita Kucherov - the 2019 winner of the Art Ross Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Hart Trophy -- in the second round and NHL All-Star Brayden Point in the third. That trend continued in 2018-19 with former late-round picks Anthony Cirelli (3rd round) and Mathieu Joseph (4th round) having significant impacts on the Lightning.

Before coming to Tampa Bay, Murray served with Hockey Canada for three years as head scout of men's national teams. During his time with Hockey Canada, he was responsible for all player evaluations and selections for the National Junior Team as well as the National Men's Under-18 Team. He also worked with regional under-17 programs. Murray won the Gold Medal at both the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships and won gold at the 2008 World Under-18 Championship. He won championships with the National Men's Summer Under-18 Team at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournaments.

Prior to joining Hockey Canada, Murray spent 12 years with the Los Angeles Kings, serving as director of amateur scouting. In that position he was responsible for the team's amateur scouting operation, including scheduling, assignments, evaluation of talent and development of the final list of players leading up to the NHL Entry Draft. Before Murray was named to that position, he spent six years as the Kings' western scouting coordinator.

Murray served as head coach of the University of Regina's men's hockey team from 1985-88. Before that he served as the development coordinator for the Ottawa District Hockey Association, one of Hockey Canada's 13 branches. Murray also spent time as the head coach of the Kemptville 73s (Junior B) and Ottawa Senators (Junior A). He also won a bronze medal as an assistant coach with the University of Ottawa men's team at the 1981 CIAU championship.


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