The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t really know just how good of a player they drafted when they snatched up Troy Murray 57th overall in the third round of the 1980 NHL entry draft. The Calgary native was playing tier II in St. Albert, where he was a teammate of a young Mark Messier, before heading south to the University of North Dakota to study business administration and engineering
The Winnipeg Jets were one of Vancouver’s fiercest rivals before their relocation to Phoenix in 1996. Having faced each other countless times in the seasons leading up to that catastrophic announcement, the divisional matchups between the Jets and Canucks were always something to look forward to. When Pavel and Teemu entered the league, however, this rivalry evolved into something much greater.