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Former Hockey Player Murdoch Dies

May 17, 2001

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Murray Murdoch, the former New York Rangers forward who coached Yale for 27 seasons, died Thursday in South Carolina. He was 96.

Murdoch, who won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1974 for contributions to American hockey, had 84 goals and 192 points in 508 games for the Rangers from 1926-37.

The Ontario native led Yale to 278 victories from 1938-65, setting a school record that was broken by Tim Taylor last winter.

He attended Yale games at Ingalls Rink on a regular basis until moving to South Carolina to be with his daughter last fall.

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