AL MURRAY enters his ninth season with the Lightning after being named to the position of director of amateur scouting on August 16, 2010. Murray oversees all amateur scouting operations, runs the draft and reports directly to the general manager.
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 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.