The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have placed Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray on administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation related to professional conduct.
The Ducks released the following statement:
“We recently became aware of accusations of improper professional conduct against Bob Murray. After internal review, we enlisted Sheppard Mullin to perform an independent investigation. Upon recommendation from their initial findings, we have decided to place Bob on administrative leave pending final results. In the interim, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager Jeff Solomon will assume the role of Interim General Manager. We will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.”
No details on the allegations were given.
Murray, 66, has been the Ducks’ GM since November 2008, and is the NHL’s third-longest tenured executive in that position behind David Poile of Nashville and Doug Wilson of San Jose.
Murray also was the recipient of the Jim Gregory Award in 2014, which is annually given to the league’s general manager of the year. From 1974 to 1990, Murray played in 1,008 NHL games as he spent 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.
By Jon Sorensen