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By Chris Stearns
Rob Murray has played in more games for the Springfield Falcons than anyone else in franchise history. A center from Toronto, Ontario, Murray skated in 501 contests with the Falcons over eight seasons, posting a franchise record 1,529 penalty minutes during his Springfield career. His 157 assists in a Falcon sweater are the most in team history, his 218 points rank second all-time, while his 61 goals are fifth. A fan favorite, Murray served as a Falcon captain from 1994 through 2000 and in the 2002-2003 season.
Murray played in 107 NHL games for three teams (Washington, Winnipeg and Phoenix) in his career, accumulating 19 points.
His hockey background is currently being put to use in a suit instead of skates, as he serves as head coach for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Murray was named ECHL Coach of the Year following the 2011-2012 season after leading the Aces to a 43-18-11 record and capturing the division championship. Prior to that, Murray was the Providence Bruins' head coach for three seasons after putting in five years with the club as an assistant.