The Hall of Fame is a big deal, at any level. It says you’re standing with a select group of individuals.
Aces head coach Rob Murray is there.
The 49-year-old coach and president of hockey operations for the team was honored by the American Hockey League (AHL) Thursday as a member of this year’s AHL Hall of Fame.
Though known in Alaska as a coach, Murray played in 1,018 AHL games, ranking him seventh overall for games played in the league’s history. He amassed 2,940 penalty minutes and earned a second place spot for the stat in the annals of the AHL.
Murray spent 11 of his 15 years in the league serving as a captain for four different teams. Nearly half of those games — 501 — were played with the Springfield Falcons. The team has retired his number, 23.
Murray was drafted by the NHL’s Washington Capitals in the third round of the 1985 draft.
He was selected for induction to the Class of 2017 Hall of Fame with three others. The ceremony will take place in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Jan. 30.