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Murray Craven Keeps Busy Behind The Scenes In Las Vegas

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Murray Craven turned 52 last Thursday. But he was too busy to celebrate.

Figuratively speaking, he has so much on his plate, there’s no room for birthday cake.

The former NHL player and Medicine Hat, Alberta, native who has been serving as Bill Foley’s adviser throughout the billionaire businessman’s quest to bring major league sports to Las Vegas is multitasking more than ever now that Foley has his team. Craven is overseeing the final phases of construction of the team’s locker room at T-Mobile Arena. He’s trying to get all the engineering and building permits in place so construction can start on the team’s 105,000 square-foot practice facility adjacent to Downtown Summerlin.

He’s helping general manager George McPhee with hockey matters as McPhee is assembling his scouting and operations staff. And he’s involved with the next big announcement — the team’s name and brand.

“Every day is hectic,” Craven said. “But that’s what happens when you’re building a new organization. There’s so much that has to be done.”

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The first player drafted by Jim Devellano after Ilitch purchased the team

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