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After announcing that General Manager and Executive Vice President Bob Murray had been placed on administrative leave yesterday amid an ongoing investigation into workplace conduct, the Anaheim Ducks released a statement Wednesday announcing that the longtime executive had resigned and entered an alcohol abuse treatment program.
Bob Murray is resigning from the Anaheim Ducks and will enter an alcohol abuse program.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 11, 2021
The Ducks placed Murray, who had been with the organization since 2005 and General Manager since 2008, on administrative leave while conducting an investigation into workplace conduct, and released a statement from owners Henry and Susan Samueli regarding the news:
“First and foremost, we apologize on behalf of the organization to anyone affected by misconduct from Bob. We expect every member of our organization to be treated with respect and will not stand for abuse of any kind.
Bob tendered his resignation this morning, while also informing us of his decision to enter an alcohol abuse program. While we do not condone his conduct, we fully support his efforts to improve his physical and mental health by asking for help.
We will now begin a methodical, extensive search for a permanent General Manager to lead us forward. We expect to complete this process no later than next summer.”
Murray also released a statement:
The National Hockey League also released their own statement via their Public Relations Twitter account regarding Murray’s resignation:
NHL statement regarding decision by Bob Murray to resign as general manager of the Anaheim Ducks. pic.twitter.com/0UwZkcmQ6M
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 11, 2021
The Ducks announced that a search for a new General Manager will take place and finalized no later than next summer and Jeff Solomon will serve as the interim General Manager.