NHL elite honour longtime coach and GM Bryan Murray

The hockey world remembers the great life and career of Bryan Murray, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 74.

OTTAWA — The NHL’s elite came out in celebration of Bryan Murray’s life and legacy this afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre.

The longtime NHL head coach and general manager died Aug. 12 at age 74 after a three-year battle with colon cancer.

The native of Shawville, Que., had been with the Ottawa Senators since 2005, stepping down as the club’s GM and taking on a senior advisory role last season.

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello and coach Mike Babcock were on hand for today’s memorial, as were former NHL players including Daniel Alfredsson and Luc Robitaille and current members of the Senators roster.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was also in attendance.

Murray was named the NHL’s coach of the year with Washington in 1984 and executive of the year with Florida in 1996, and coached the Senators to an appearance in the 2007 Stanley Cup final.

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