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Don Murdoch

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 (180 cm) ▪ Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: October 25, 1956 in Cranbrook, British Columbia
Draft: NY Rangers, 1st round (6th overall), 1976 NHL Amateur


NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1976-77 20 NYR NHL 59 32 24 56 23 5 47 21 11 0 6 17 7 0 223 14.3 0 0:00 Calder-2
1977-78 21 NYR NHL 66 27 28 55 23 -5 41 17 10 0 1 20 8 0 188 14.4 0 0:00
1978-79 22 NYR NHL 40 15 22 37 14 -6 6 11 4 0 2 15 7 0 133 11.3 0 0:00
1979-80 23 TOT NHL 66 28 21 49 21 -11 20 21 6 1 2 14 7 0 178 15.7 0 0:00
1979-80 23 NYR NHL 56 23 19 42 18 -11 16 17 5 1 2 12 7 0 143 16.1 0 0:00
1979-80 23 EDM NHL 10 5 2 7 3 0 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 35 14.3 0 0:00
1980-81 24 EDM NHL 40 10 9 19 8 -16 18 6 4 0 2 7 2 0 102 9.8 0 0:00
1981-82 25 DET NHL 49 9 13 22 9 1 23 8 1 0 1 11 2 0 97 9.3 0 0:00
4 yrs NYR NHL 221 97 93 190 78 -17 110 66 30 1 11 64 29 0 687 14.1 0
2 yrs EDM NHL 50 15 11 26 11 -16 22 10 5 0 2 9 2 0 137 10.9 0
1 yr DET NHL 49 9 13 22 9 1 23 8 1 0 1 11 2 0 97 9.3 0
Career NHL 320 121 117 238 98 -32 155 84 36 1 14 84 33 0 921 13.1 0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1976-77 20 NYR NHL 59 0.54 0.41 0.95 0.40 0.80 3.78 28 22 50 21 79 25 58 9 5 4.6 1.0 5.6 Calder-2
1977-78 21 NYR NHL 66 0.41 0.42 0.83 0.35 0.62 2.85 24 25 49 20 89 37 57 0 -5 4.2 0.9 5.1
1978-79 22 NYR NHL 40 0.38 0.55 0.93 0.35 0.15 3.33 12 19 31 12 54 19 41 0 -6 2.4 0.2 2.6
1979-80 23 TOT NHL 66 0.42 0.32 0.74 0.32 0.30 2.70 23 18 41 17 80 25 66 0 -11 3.2 0.5 3.7
1979-80 23 NYR NHL 56 0.41 0.34 0.75 0.32 0.29 2.55 19 16 35 15 68 23 56 0 -11 2.7 0.4 3.1
1979-80 23 EDM NHL 10 0.50 0.20 0.70 0.33 0.40 3.50 4 2 6 3 12 2 10 0 0 0.5 0.1 0.6
1980-81 24 EDM NHL 40 0.25 0.23 0.48 0.20 0.45 2.55 8 7 15 6 33 11 38 0 -16 0.4 0.0 0.5
1981-82 25 DET NHL 49 0.18 0.27 0.45 0.17 0.47 1.98 7 9 16 6 38 8 29 0 1 0.1 0.8 0.8
4 yrs NYR NHL 221 0.44 0.42 0.86 0.35 0.50 3.11 83 82 165 68 290 104 212 9 -17 13.9 2.5 16.4
2 yrs EDM NHL 50 0.30 0.22 0.52 0.22 0.44 2.74 12 9 21 9 45 13 48 0 -16 0.9 0.2 1.1
1 yr DET NHL 49 0.18 0.27 0.45 0.17 0.47 1.98 7 9 16 6 38 8 29 0 1 0.1 0.8 0.8
Career NHL 320 0.38 0.37 0.74 0.31 0.48 2.88 102 100 202 83 373 125 289 9 -32 14.9 3.4 18.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1977-78 21 NYR NHL 3 1 3 4 1 4 1 0 0 1
1978-79 22 NYR NHL 18 7 5 12 5 12 4 3 0 1
1979-80 23 EDM NHL 3 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
Career NHL 24 10 8 18 8 16 7 3 0 2

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1973-74 17 Vernon Vikings BCJHL 45 50 32 82 0 69 50 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1973-74 17 Kamloops Chiefs WCJHL 4 1 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1974-75 18 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 70 82 59 141 0 83 82 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1975-76 19 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 70 88 77 165 0 202 88 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1980-81 24 Wichita Wind CHL 22 15 10 25 0 48 15 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1981-82 25 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 24 11 13 24 0 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1982-83 26 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 35 10 12 22 0 19 10 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1983-84 27 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 59 26 20 46 0 19 26 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1983-84 27 Montana Magic CHL 17 10 10 20 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1984-85 28 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 32 18 13 31 0 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1985-86 29 3 Teams IHL 60 23 30 53 0 12 23 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1985-86 29 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 11 4 3 7 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1985-86 29 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 37 15 23 38 0 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1985-86 29 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 12 4 4 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons AHL 118 47 45 92 0 62 47 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season BCJHL 45 50 32 82 0 69 50 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons CHL 39 25 20 45 0 50 25 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons IHL 92 41 43 84 0 16 41 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WCJHL 144 171 136 307 0 294 171 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 18 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 5 1 5 6 15
1975-76 19 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 7 4 3 7 23
1980-81 24 Wichita Wind CHL 18 17 7 24 24
1981-82 25 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 5 0 5 14
1984-85 28 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 16 6 3 9 26
Career 1 Season AHL 4 5 0 5 14
Career 1 Season CHL 18 17 7 24 24
Career 1 Season IHL 16 6 3 9 26
Career 2 Seasons WCJHL 12 5 8 13 38

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Don Murdoch 5.6 5.1 3.7 2.6 0.8 0.5
Andrew Cassels 94.0 5.5 3.7 2.8 2.5 1.2 0.2
Yanic Perreault 91.8 5.9 4.7 4.0 2.5 0.5 0.2
Valeri Zelepukin 91.7 5.6 5.0 2.8 2.6 0.4 0.2
Merlyn Phillips 91.2 4.6 2.9 2.5 2.4 0.7 0.3
Alexander Korolyuk 89.8 5.5 3.9 3.3 2.5 0.7 0.1
Miroslav Frycer 89.1 4.9 4.2 4.1 2.6 0.7 0.6
Alexandre Daigle 88.8 4.2 3.9 3.2 2.7 1.1 -0.1
Johnny Wilson 87.7 5.9 4.2 3.6 2.7 0.7 0.0
Sergei Nemchinov 87.5 5.5 4.5 4.2 2.3 1.3 0.5
Bryan Little 87.4 5.8 5.3 4.6 3.0 2.4 1.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Don Murdoch 5.6 5.1 3.7 2.6 0.8 0.5
Alexander Korolyuk 89.8 5.5 3.9 3.3 2.5 0.7 0.1
John Gould 87.7 5.9 5.4 3.4 1.9 0.9 0.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Bryan Little 87.4 5.8 5.3 4.6 3.0 2.4 1.0
Gerry Lowrey 87.3 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.2 0.8 -0.3
Ray Cullen 87.0 5.7 5.5 3.6 1.2 1.1 0.1
Frans Nielsen 87.0 4.8 4.7 3.2 2.6 2.3 0.4 0.1
Russ Blinco 86.8 4.1 3.7 3.3 1.4 1.3 0.2
Pete Babando 85.3 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.8 1.1 0.3
Marek Svatos 85.2 6.4 5.7 3.4 3.1 0.8 0.4 0.2
Clarke MacArthur 84.8 6.6 5.1 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.5 0.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 6, 1978: Suspended for entire 1978-79 season by NHL for substance abuse violation, July 6, 1978.

January 3, 1979: Suspension lifted by NHL after 40 games, January 3, 1979.

March 11, 1980: Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers for Cam Connor and Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Peter Sundstrom) in 1981 Entry Draft, March 11, 1980.

August 21, 1981: Rights traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Don Jackson and Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Wally Chapman) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981.

August 21, 1981: Rights traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Greg Smith and Minnesota's 1st round choice (Murray Craven) in 1982 Entry Draft for Detroit's 1st round choice (Brian Bellows) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981.

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