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Nov. 16, 1926 (Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
April 15, 1937 (Rangers at Detroit Red Wings) (Stanley Cup Finals)
Most playoff assists — 1933
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most playoff points — 1930 (tie)
Most playoff goals — 1930
Most playoff assists — 1931 (tie), 1933
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 44
Minor-league teams: Philadelphia (AHL) (1937-38)
Full name: John Murray Murdoch
Uniform Numbers: 9
Stanley Cup Champion: 1928, 1933
Retired from NHL: 1937
An original and career Ranger, Murdoch joined the team as one of Conn Smythe`s first "recruits" in 1926. In fact, Murdoch was one of the first players ever to sign a contract with the Rangers after a brief stint with the Canadian Central League`s Winnipeg Maroons.
Playing on a line with Butch Keeling and Cecil Dillon, Murdoch played a key role in the team`s 1933 Stanley Cup championship. He turne in his best postseason performance that year with three goals and four assists.
Murdoch was the team`s original "Iron Man", having played in 600 consecutive preseason, regular-season and postseason games for the Blueshirts. He never missed a game during his 11 years with thte team. His consecutive-games streak of 508 stood for nearly 30 years until it was finally broken by Andy Hebenton.
Following his playing career, Murdoch spent one season as the assistant coach and captain of the Rangers` farm team in Philadelphia. He then went on to become Yale University`s hockey coach for 27 seasons from 1938 to 1965. His lifetime record at Yale was 263-236-20. He won Ivy League titles in 1940 and 1952 and led his 1952 team to the NCAA Frozen Four. In 1972, Yale established the Murray Murdoch Award to honor its annual hockey MVP.
º Alumni Profile
º Murdoch Obituary
º A Look Back at Murray Murdoch
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Photos of Stanley Cup Champions