Murray Named Finalist for 2012-13 NHL General Manager Of The Year Award
The 2012-13 Ducks posted a 30-12-6 record for 66 points, winning their second Pacific Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Offseason additions included Swedish Elite League goaltender Viktor Fasth, who went 15-6-2 with four shutouts, a 2.18 goals-against average (GAA) and .921 save percentage (SV%). The club also signed defensemen Bryan Allen and Sheldon Souray, and center Daniel Winnik to add depth and remake the 23-man roster. In addition, Anaheim resigned right wing Teemu Selanne for his 14th season with the Ducks and acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy in a midseason trade with Pittsburgh. On Mar. 8 and Mar. 18, center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry were signed to respective eight-year contract extensions through the 2020-21 season.
Murray is in the midst of his 38th consecutive year in the National Hockey League, his fifth as Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks. He was named to his current position on Nov. 12, 2008 after spending the previous three-plus seasons as the club’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. During that three-year period, the Ducks won a Stanley Cup (2007), a Pacific Division title (2007) and qualified for the playoffs each season (2006-08).