By: Mike Sullivan | Follow me on Twitter @_MikeSullivan
Welcome to 27 days until the Boston Bruins regular season opener! Today, we’ll recap the career of Nova Scotian, Glen Murray.
Selected 18th overall in the 1991 NHL entry draft by the Boston Bruins, Glen Murray found himself in the organization for four seasons before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Bryan Smolinski, Kevin Stevens, and Shawn McEachern. He would spend two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise before playing six seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. Finally, in 2001, Murray would find himself back in Boston.
Glen Murray was a two-time NHL All-Star in 2003 and 2004. Both as a member of the Boston Bruins. He is a member of the 1,000 games played club compiling 1,009 NHL games and collecting 651 points. 337 goals and 314 assists. His career-best 92-point season came in the 2002-2003 season with the Boston Bruins, where he potted 44 goals and 48 assists, helping lead that Boston team to a playoff berth before falling to the New Jersey Devils in five games.
Glen Murray was an early 2000’s Bruin fan favorite. However, in those seasons, there weren’t many guys to be excited about outside Sergei Samsonov, Hal Gill, P.J. Axelsson, himself and Andrew Raycroft. P.J Stock as well.
In his ten seasons with the Boston Bruins Organization, the Nova Scotia native played 570 games, putting 209 pucks into the net and assisting 180 others. Altogether, Murray compiled 389 points as a Boston Bruin.
Outside of that 2002-2003 season where he almost put-up triple digits in points, he always hovered around the forty-to-fifty-point mark. Many would say that the 2002-2003 season was an anomaly. Nevertheless, he still accomplished it. I’m not sure what the trainers were putting in his water bottle that year, but it may have been some of “Michael Secret-Stuff” from Space Jam.
Twenty-seven days ladies and gentlemen! Twenty-seven! It’s so close. Pre-season starts September 24th, and all games will be televised. Five games on NESN and the final pre-season game will be aired on TNT. Again, we’re so close, hockey season is almost upon us, and I can’t wait to follow the season with all of you. So, let’s gear up, batten down the hatches, and get ready for a wild ride of a season. Twenty-seven days. Let’s go!