Former Capitals head coach Bryan Murray has died at the age of 74. According to the Ottawa Senators, Murray passed away this morning, surrounded by family and friends.
Murray coached the Washington Capitals for parts of nine seasons from 1981-1990.
During the 1982–83 season, Murray pushed the franchise to its first ever playoff berth. And in the very next year, the team won its first ever postseason series. In total, Murray led the Capitals to the playoffs for seven straight seasons before being fired midway through the 1989-90 campaign. He won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 1984.