Murray returns to Phantoms as assistant coach

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The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced today that Kerry Huffman has been named interim head coach and that Terry Murray has been named an assistant coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Huffman took over as head coach on Dec. 17 when Scott Gordon was promoted to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Murray returns to the Phantoms organization after most recently serving as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres from 2015-17. Prior to that, Murray was the head coach of the Adirondack and Lehigh Valley Phantoms for three seasons from 2012-2015. He also served as an honorary captain when the AHL All-Star Classic was held at PPL Center in 2017.

Murray, 68, has over 30 years of professional coaching experience including serving as the head coach of the Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings. During his playing career, Murray appeared in 302 NHL games and was a two-time winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman.