Stanley Cup winner Ron Murphy, 80, passes away

Posted on 6th March 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: ,

NHLOne-time Stanley Cup winner Ron Murphy has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Born in Hamilton, Murphy played his junior hockey in Ontario and won a Memorial Cup championship with the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters in 1952. After winning the Memorial Cup, he made his NHL debut in 1952-53 with the New York Rangers.

During his NHL career, Murphy played for four of the six so-called “Original Six” teams: the Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 1961.

Many years after his career, he told The Hockey News that, “the parade (Chicago) threw us (in 1961) was something I won’t ever forget.”

In 1968-69, he and Bruins’ linemates Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge set an NHL record by scoring 263 combined points.

Born on 10 April 1933, he passed away on 6 March 2014.

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