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Andy Murray Offered RPI Job

CHN Staff Report

Andy Murray, the coach of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings before he was fired during the middle of this season, has been offered the vacant head coaching job at Rensselaer, CHN has learned.

According to sources, the other finalists for the job are Boston College assistant Mike Cavanaugh, 37, and Denver assistant Seth Appert, 31. If somehow Murray declines the offer, those two could still be in the running.

Murray, who coached at the prestigious prep school Shattuck St. Mary's in Minnesota before going to Los Angeles, has no previous direct ties to college hockey. Raised in Canada, he played junior hockey, then later had stints as an assistant coach with three different NHL teams before going to Shattuck.

Murray took over the Kings in 1999-2000, making the playoffs the first three years, then missing it the next two. After the lockout season, he came back and had the team in seventh place in the Western Conference when he was fired last month. The Kings then stumbled out of a playoff spot, and general manager Dave Taylor and Director of Player Personnel Bill O'Flaherty, a Clarkson graduate and former coach, respectively, were fired today.

Murray's son, Brady, played at North Dakota for two seasons before leaving this year to play in Switzerland.

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