In Episode 90 I catch up with Marty Murray.
Marty was a center piece of the biggest WHL trade in 1991. Goaltender, Trevor Kidd, was brought to Spokane from the Wheat Kings - 15 year old prized prospect Marty Murray, and veteran sniper Bobby House went the other way.
The trade was a pivotal moment for both franchises, as Spokane went on to win the Memorial Cup, and the Wheat Kings resurrected their place within the league, going from a last place team team to becoming dominant in the Marty Murray era.
I was supposed to to play with Marty in Spokane! He was such an amazing playmaker, and I would have loved the opportunity to be on his wing, so I feel I go the raw end of that deal! Haha!
Marty won 2 World Junior Championships with Canada, and in his second time at the illustrious tournament, he led the entire event in scoring!
Murray went on to an impressive pro career that started in the NHL, turned into a minor league star, which led to a 3 year stint overseas, finally to return to the NHL as a regular at 26 years old.
Marty Murray was a LEGIT player everywhere he went and one of the games best examples of a great human being!
Everyone has a different path and Marty shares his journey with us!