The hockey world lost one of its best on Saturday as the Ottawa Senators announced the passing of former general manager and coach Bryan Murray.

Team owner Eugene Melnyk and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman were the first to offer their condolences to Murray’s family, but it didn’t take long for the rest of the hockey community, including many current and former Senators players, to do so as well:

thoughts & prayers are w/ the Murray family. I am forever grateful for the opportunity Bryan gave me to live my dream of playing in the NHL

— Chris Wideman (@Chris_Wideman) August 12, 2017

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Murray family. Can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me.

— Cody Ceci (@Cecer_83) August 12, 2017

My condolences to the Murray family. Thank you for everything you’ve done for our Organization. RIP Bryan

— Mike Hoffman (@MHoffy68) August 12, 2017

Bryan Murray was my first coach in the NHL. Thank you for letting me live my dream. Rest in peace big guy!

— brian mcgrattan (@bigern10) August 12, 2017

A sad day for the Hockey community. A great man that gave me my shot at realizing my dream to play in the NHL. My condolences to his family

— Brian Elliott (@KidElls1) August 12, 2017

Deepest sympathies w the passing of @Senators Bryan Murray. I’m eternally grateful for your belief in me and giving me my @NHL start.

— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) August 12, 2017

Saddened to hear about the passing of Bryan Murray, an incredible person who has impacted the lives of so many within the hockey community

— Curtis Lazar (@CurtisLazar95) August 12, 2017

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