Hockey community pays tribute to Bryan Murray after passing

Bryan Murray was a glorious hockey mind and a mentor that left his mark across junior hockey and the NHL. Take a journey through his years coming up in the juniors to winning the Jack Adams and making an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.

The hockey world lost one of its best on Saturday as the Ottawa Senators announced the passing of former general manager and coach Bryan Murray.

Team owner Eugene Melnyk and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman were the first to offer their condolences to Murray’s family, but it didn’t take long for the rest of the hockey community, including many current and former Senators players, to do so as well:

Members of the media offered stories that showed the strength of Murray’s character:

Ottawa’s two biggest rivals also sent their condolences: