Inducted during Hockey Hall of Fame Weekend on Nov. 1, 2003.
Troy Murray started his career by putting his name in the UND hockey record books. He finished his hockey career with his named engraved on the Stanley Cup.
In his first collegiate season as a Fighting Sioux, Murray set rookie records for game-winning goals (6) and power play goals (13), while finishing second in goals (33), assists (45) and points (78). His points, goals and assists led the 1980-81 team.
The next season he again led the team in assists with 29. That Fighting Sioux team went 35-12 and won its fourth national championship by knocking off Wisconsin 5-2.
After spending two seasons with UND, Murray was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round as the 57th overall pick in 1980. He spent his first 10 seasons with the Blackhawks, then made stops in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, another stint in Chicago, and ended his professional career in Colorado.
In Murray's one season with Colorado, he played in 63 games, scoring seven goals and chipped-in with 14 assists in the regular season.
That final season of his career brought yet another achievement to Murray. He played in eight games during the Avalanche's 1995-96 Stanley Cup playoff run. The postseason came to an end as Murray and the Avalanche swept past the Florida Panthers in four games to give the team its first cup in the franchise history.
Murray finished his NHL career with 230 goals, 354 assists and 584 points. His best season was 1985-86, when he scored a career-high 45 goals and posted 54 assists for 99 points. He won the Frank J. Selke Trophy, annually awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.