Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bob Murdoch

Sent: 2/2/12
Received: 2/22/12
Time: 20 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee 
Item Received: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Bob Murdoch followed a similar career path as fellow California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons defenseman Rick Hampton (whom I received a response from just one day earlier).  Both were offensively talented defensemen who had just started their NHL careers before the Seals moved to Cleveland.  Both played for both seasons of the Barons existence.  Both were dealt away by the North Stars following the merger and dispersal draft.  And both were out of the NHL at a fairly young age after approximately one more season.  Murdoch was an All-Star during his rookie year for the Golden Seals in 1975-76.  His 49 points that season were a career high.

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