Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray diagnosed with cancer – NBC Chicago

Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray diagnosed with cancer originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Former Blackhawks center Troy Murray has been diagnosed with cancer, longtime color radio analyst said on Monday through the team.

Murray, 59, said he plans to continue calling games for the Blackhawks this season as he fights throughout the battle. Here is his full statement:

“I want to let everyone know about the challenge I am currently facing. I have been diagnosed with cancer. With the love and support of my family, friends, the Wirtz family, the Blackhawks organization from Chicago and WGN Radio, I’m confident that together we’ll beat this. I can’t wait to be in the booth to call the Blackhawks games in front of the most passionate and energetic fans in all of hockey. . My family and I appreciate the privacy during this time as we battle this challenge. “

Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz also released a statement:

“Troy Murray has the full support of the Chicago Blackhawks organization as he begins treatment. He was a tough player on the ice and he’s as passionate as they come to the broadcast booth. We know he will fight cancer with the same vigor that the entire Blackhawks family will be right next to Troy, providing all the support and care that includes him, his wife, Konnie, and his children, Blake, Julia and Phoebe. need, every step of the way. we ask to respect the privacy of Troy and his family and to keep them all in our thoughts. “

Murray had 584 points (230 goals, 354 assists) in 915 games in 15 NHL seasons with five different teams. He spent 12 of those seasons with the Blackhawks, amassing 488 points (197 goals, 291 assists) in 688 games and winning the Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward in 1985-86.

Murray was selected by the Blackhawks in the third round (57th overall) of the 1980 NHL Draft.

The city of Chicago is and always has been behind you, Troy.

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