October 27, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero at the press conference announcing the 2012 NHL draft will take on June 22 and 23, 2012 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Report: Pens Sign Goaltender Matt Murray


The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year entry-level contract – according to the team’s website.

Murray, 19, was selected by Pittsburgh in the third-round (83rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and has played the past three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

This past year, Murray played in 53 regular-season contests for the Greyhounds, recording a record of 26-19-2 and stopping 1,504 shots on goal.  He finished with a 3.67 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 166-pounds, the Thunder Bay, Ontario native is a towering presence in net.  Although he has some work to do, his big figure suits well for the National Hockey League.

Participating in the 2012 CHL Top Prospects Game — like fellow Pens’ prospect Tristan Jarry — Murray was given Player of the Game honors for allowing one goal on 17 saves.

He is currently performing for the Pens in the rookie tournament, scheduled to commence Thursday.

There’s no word on if he’ll be invited to Pens training camp; however, should he be unaccounted for, Murray will spend the 2013-14 campaign with his Greyhounds or in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pens.

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