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TERRY MURRAY
HEAD COACH
Kings Coaching Staff | All-Time Coaches


Terry Murray was named head coach of the Kings on July 17, 2008.  He joined the Kings with a wide range of NHL experience as a head coach, assistant coach, scout and player.

Formerly the head coach of the Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers and the Philadelphia Flyers, where he led that club to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, Murray is the 22nd head coach in Kings history.  He has a 486-371-126 record during his 14 NHL seasons as a head coach.  Before joining the Kings, Murray was an assistant coach with the Flyers for four seasons.

Since joining the Kings, Murray reached the 100-win mark faster than any other coach in Kings history and he ranks first all-time among Kings head coaches in winning pct (.565).  He has also helped lead the Kings to the playoffs the past two years and the Kings have recorded 199 total points the last two seasons – the most ever in two consecutive seasons by the franchise.  The Kings under Murray have also enjoyed 46 wins in back-to-back seasons, which ties the franchise record of most wins in a season. 

Murray among NHL head coaches all time ranks 21st in games coached (seventh among active coaches) as he begins this year with 983 regular season games under his belt.  He also begins this campaign 18th all-time in wins (fifth among active coaches).  Overall, his teams have reached the 40-win mark seven times and he has helped lead his club to the playoffs in 10 of his 14 seasons. 

As the head coach of the Flyers for three seasons (1994-95 through 1996-97), Murray compiled a 118-64-30 record.  In addition to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals/Eastern Conference Championship, Murray coached the team to two Atlantic Division Championships (1995 and 1996).

He began his NHL head coaching career with Washington for five seasons (1989-90 through 1993-94) and compiled a 163-134-28 record with the Capitals.  In his first season he helped lead the Capitals to the Eastern Conference Finals.  Murray also coached Florida for three seasons (1998-99 through 2000-01) and compiled a 79-79-42 record, which included a franchise-record 98-point season and a team-record 43 wins in 1999-00. 

A native of Shawville, Quebec, Terry and his wife Linda have two daughters, Meaghan and Lindsey.


      REGULAR SEASON
POSTSEASON
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GAMES W-L-OT GAMES W-L
1983-84 Washington NHL Assistant Coach
1984-85 Washington NHL Assistant Coach
1985-86 Washington NHL Assistant Coach
1986-87 Washington NHL Assistant Coach
1987-88 Washington NHL Assistant Coach
1989-90 Washington NHL
34
18-14-2
15
8-7
1990-91 Washington NHL
80
37-36-7
11
5-6
1991-92 Washington NHL
80
45-27-8
7
3-4
1992-93 Washington NHL
84
43-34-7
6
2-4
1993-94 Washington NHL
47
20-23-4
--
--
1994-95 Philadelphia NHL
48
28-16-4
15
10-5
1995-96 Philadelphia NHL
82
45-24-13
12
6-6
1996-97 Philadelphia NHL
82
45-24-13
19
12-7
1998-99 Florida NHL
82
30-34-18
--
--
1999-00 Florida NHL
82
43-27-12
4
0-4
2000-01 Florida NHL
36
6-18-12
--
--
2003-04 Philadelphia NHL Assistant Coach
2005-06 Philadelphia NHL Assistant Coach
2006-07 Philadelphia NHL Assistant Coach
2007-08 Philadelphia NHL Assistant Coach
2008-09 Los Angeles NHL 82
34-37-11
-
-
2009-10 Los Angeles NHL
82
46-27-9
6
2-4
Totals
901
440-341-120
93
48-47