There are only five days left until the regular season starts! Let’s take a look at former a Calgary Flames player who wore no.5, Dana Murzyn.
Can you believe the regular season starts next week? This summer completely flew by. Maybe because Calgary went straight from summer to winter, but that’s beside the point. With just five days left until the season starts, let’s take a look at where a former Calgary Flames player who wore the number five, Dana Murzyn, is now.
Murzyn spent about four years with the Flames from 1987 until 1991 when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline in 1991. He stayed with the Canucks until 1999 when he decided to hang up his skates at the age of 32.
In the eight years he spent with the Canucks, he suffered quite a few injuries. A big one in the 1997-98 season when he suffered a knee injury. He played in just 31 games that season. The following season, never fully recovering, he played in just 12 games with the Canucks and spent 20 games in the AHL, his first time playing in the AHL since prior to the start of his NHL career in 1985.
After retiring with the Canucks in 1999, Murzyn moved back to Calgary, where he’s originally from. Since retiring, he’s worked as a butcher, an investor, and has even built homes. He also played in the Alumni game with the Calgary Flames prior to the heritage classic between the Flames and the Montreal Canadiens in 2011, along with a few other members of that 1989 Cup winning team. He then later played in the Alumni game prior to the heritage classic in 2014 between the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators.
Murzyn holds the eighth highest PIM in Canucks of all time with 900 and is tied for fourth in +/- in Canucks history, with 78. There is no doubt that injuries have shortened the defenceman’s NHL career, but he’ll still stand as one of the more memorable defencemen in Canucks history and will always be a part of the Flames’ only Stanley Cup.