Murray Bannerman - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Murray Bannerman (April 27, 1957-) bridged the gap in nets for the Chicago Black Hawks between two Hall of Fame netminders when he over the starting goaltender job from Tony Esposito and retired two years prior to the rise of Ed Belfour as the Hawks #1 goalie. Murray grew up in western Ontario and went on to star for the St. James Canadians of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the Winnipeg Clubs and Victoria Cougars of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League. The Vancouver Canucks selected Murray in the fourth round of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, but he only played a single period for them before being traded to Chicago in 1978. (He was also drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1977 WHA (World Hockey League) Entry Draft.) He played two seasons with Chicago’s minor league affiliate, the New Brunswick Hawks where he went 32-20-5 in 1977-80 in 61 games. Bannerman played 15 games with Chicago in 1980-81 and 29 in 1981-82 behind Tony Esposito before taking the reigns in the crease in 1982-82. Murray was selected twice to represent the Campbell Conference in the NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1984) and had his best year in 1984-85 when he led the Black Hawks with a 27-25-4 record and posted a 3.83 goals against average. Murray Bannerman played eight years in the NHL, posting a 116-125-33 record in 289 games while adding a 3.83 GAA, an .879 save percentage and eight shutouts. In playoff contention, he also posted a 20-18 record with a .871 save percentage and 4.26 GAA.


Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (21)