Many of those who felt Bryan Murray's impact as an NHL coach and general manager expressed their condolences on social media following his death Saturday.
Murray, 74, died of colon cancer. He was GM of the Detroit Red Wings (1990-94), Florida Panthers (1994-98), Anaheim Ducks (2001-04) and Ottawa Senators (2007-16), and coached the Washington Capitals (1981-90), Red Wings (1990-93), Panthers (1997-98), Ducks (2001-02) and Senators (2005-08).
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Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, whose wife Nicholle was diagnosed with throat cancer in October and was declared cancer-free in May, said Murray played a big role in his career.
Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, and forwards Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris, tweeted sympathy, as did defensemen Cody Ceci and Chris Wideman.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott, who was picked by Ottawa at No. 291 in the 2003 NHL Draft, said he owed a lot to Murray.
NHL Network analyst and retired NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes expressed similar sentiments. Murray became general manager of the Panthers after Florida selected Weekes No. 91 in the 1993 NHL Draft.
Among others from around the NHL who shared their thoughts on Murray's passing were Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno, and Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee.