Named general manager of the Buffalo Sabres on January 18, 2014, Tim Murray enters his 23rd season in the National Hockey League and his second full season with the Sabres, leading all aspects of the club’s hockey department. In addition to the Sabres, Murray oversees the hockey operations of Buffalo’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate club, the Rochester Americans.
Murray joined the Sabres after serving as the assistant general manager for the Ottawa Senators, a post he held for seven years. Part of his duties as assistant general manager included serving as general manager of Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the 2011 Calder-Cup champion Binghamton Senators.
Prior to being named the Senators’ assistant general manager in 2007, Murray spent three years (2002-2005) as the director of player personnel for the Anaheim Ducks, where he was responsible for overseeing the amateur draft and college free agents. He also served as the assistant director of player personnel for the New York Rangers for two years (2005-2007), where he evaluated potential free agents and also worked as an amateur scout. Murray began his NHL career in 1993-94, when he was hired as an amateur scout for the Detroit Red Wings. He then moved on to the Florida Panthers, where he served as a scout from 1994-2002.
Born in Shawville, Quebec, Murray is the nephew of Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray and current Sabres assistant coach Terry Murray. Tim, Bryan and Terry Murray were all inducted into the Shawville Hockey Wall of Fame in 2012. Tim and his wife, Kathy, currently reside in Buffalo and have three children: Haley, Justin and Jared.