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Even the Anaheim Ducks have extended general director Bob Murray’s contract for two seasons. The expansion announced Saturday ensures that Murray is now under contract.

Murray is in his 11th season as executive vice president and GM. He joined Anaheim as senior vice president of baseball operations in 2005. He has been a three-time finalist for NHL overall director of the year and won the award in 2013-14.

“It’s an honor to make use of a terrific company, headed by terrific ownership,” Murray said in an announcement. “Having a thriving franchise is a group effort, and I’m thankful for the efforts of most, including my entire hockey operations staff”

The Ducks have advanced into the playoffs the previous six years — the Pittsburgh Penguins have a more streak — also submitted five consecutive 100plus point seasons,” that’s the NHL’s longest active streak.

“Bob has made a winning company with his commitment and expertise,” Ducks CEO Michael Schulman said in a statement. “we’re very happy to be in a position at which expectations are high virtually annually, thanks in large part to Bob along with his team. We passionately share a frequent goal — bringing another Stanley Cup into Orange County.”

Murray is currently approaching 1000 games . He is now at 975 games — 188 together using Chicago along with 787 with Anaheim.

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