The Knoxville Ice Bears are pleased to announce the addition of Bill Murray to the Ice Bears family. Murray will work with Tim Douglas to fulfill all trainer and equipment manager responsibilities.
Murray, no relation to our Mike Murray, comes to the Ice Bears after spending ten years as the head athletic trainer for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) where he was at from 1996 through 2006. He is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (2000 and 2003) and was an NHL All-Star in 2002. Murray was credited for being behind the bench for his 1000th game in 2006, an NHL milestone, and is a veteran of 127 Stanley Cup play-off games. He has also held positions in the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Murray studied Sports Medicine at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
“I feel very fortunate to be able to continue my career in professional hockey here in Knoxville. This opportunity allows me to stay close to my family and contribute what I can to the already successful and winning tradition of the Ice Bears,” says Bill Murray.
“Having a guy with Bill’s experience and two Stanley Cup rings on board is going to bring an increased level of professionalism into our locker room. He will be beneficial not only to the team as a whole, but to those players who are playing for the first time on a professional team,” says General Manager Mike Murray.
Bill Murray has already started to upgrade the locker room in anticipation for the players’ arrival. Murray and Douglas will be instrumental throughout training camp and the season by keeping the players healthy and in good physical condition, maintaining a first-class operation for all player needs and addressing minor injuries.
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Story Courtesy: The Knoxville Ice Bears