By: Pat Salvas
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former Dartmouth men’s hockey player Mike Murray ’03 has been named the Assistant to the General Manager of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild, the club announced Friday.
In this new role working alongside GM Bill Guerin, Murray will oversee the Wild’s hockey operations department, assisting with contract negotiations, player development and scouting, while also working closely with the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Iowa Wild.
No stranger to a role in hockey operations, Murray spent the last nine seasons as the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the AHL, a position he was named to in October of 2011. Murray was promoted to Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations in July of 2015.
Prior to his time in the AHL, Murray worked for three years in the hockey operations department for the ECHL as well as an assistant to the general manager of the Lowell Lock Monsters in the AHL.
Murray played for Dartmouth from 1999-2003, appearing in 125 games and amassing 71 points (23-48-71). His 28-point (9-19-28) campaign as a senior was the best of his career, while his 125 games played in a Big Green sweater were the second most by any player in program history at the time of his graduation and currently ranks 17th all-time.
Murray would go on to play two seasons of professional hockey after Dartmouth in the ECHL, UHL and CHL before earning his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, graduating cum laude.