NHL Draft - Murray becomes a Penguin
June 23, 2012
Hounds netminder selected in 3rd Round by 2009 Stanley Cup Champions
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Chicoutimi Sagueneens||Drummondville Voltigeurs|
|Gatineau Olympiques||Halifax Mooseheads|
|Moncton Wildcats||PEI Rocket|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
|Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Edmonton Oil Kings|
|Medicine Hat Tigers|
|Moose Jaw Warriors|
|Prince Albert Raiders|
|Red Deer Rebels|
|Swift Current Broncos|
|Prince George Cougars|
The 2012 NHL Entry Draft resumed at 10 a.m. on Saturday with selections from Rounds 2 to 7.
Soo Greyhounds goaltender MATT MURRAY (Thunder Bay, ON) would be the team's first player selected when the Pittsburgh Penguins called his name with their 3rd Round Selection (83rd ovall). Matt now join's former Hound, and Sault Ste. Marie product Tyler Kennedy and fellow TBay product Robert Bortuzzo (D) as member's of the Penguins.
A 2nd Round pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, Murray is coming off his 2nd season with the Hounds. The 6.04, 180-lb goaltender was the 18th ranked goaltender heading into the draft according to NHL Central Scouting's final rankings.
In 2011-12, Murray posted a record of 13-19-0-1, along with a 4.08 GAA, 0.876 SV% and 1 shutout.
Twitter Response from Murray (@mattmurray_30)
"Wow ... Absolutely honoured to be a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Still in shock ...."