Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray on leave, pending 'investigation related to professional conduct'

The Anaheim Ducks placed Bob Murray, executive vice president and general manger, on administrative leave pending an "continuing investigation related to professional misconduct," the team announced Tuesday.
Murray, 66 years old, is a member of the organization since 2005.

According to the team, it was made aware of "inappropriate professional conduct" allegations against Murray. After reviewing the matter internally, the Ducks hired Sheppard Mullin law firm to conduct an independent investigation. "Based on their initial findings, we decided to put Bob on administrative leave until the final results are available. As interim general manager, Jeff Solomon, vice president of hockey operations, and assistant general manger will take over the duties. The Ducks stated that they will not comment on the matter until the investigation is completed.

Murray was an assistant general manger when Anaheim won in 2007 the Stanley Cup. He replaced Brian Burke in November 2008 as general manager. Murray was named NHL general manger of the year in 2013-14.

This is the second investigation into the conduct of the NHL front office in this year's internal investigations.

The Chicago Blackhawks accepted the resignations in October of Stan Bowman, general manager, and Al MacIsaac, senior director of hockey administration. This was following an independent investigation into how they handled sexual assault allegations against Brad Aldrich, former video coach.

Former Blackhawks/then-current Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville also resigned after meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about his inaction after the claims made by former player Kyle Beach.