June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux (left) and head coach Dan Bylsma on the stage as their first round draft pick is announced during the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Prospect Matt Murray Sets Franchise Record for Shutouts


Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect goaltender Matt Murray set the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds franchise record for most single-season shutouts Monday night – according to OHL.com.

He passes Robin Lehner, current goaltender for the Ottawa Senators, who held the record at five shutouts.

Stonewalling the Sudbury Wolves last night, Murray stopped all 38 shots he faced and earned his sixth shutout of the season – which leads the OHL.

Murray, who was selected by Pittsburgh in the third-round (83rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, leads the OHL in wins (27), saves (1197), and places second for both goals-against-average (2.44) and save percentage (.924).

The 6-foot-5, 171-pound netminder was chosen to play for Team OHL back in November for the Subway Super Series. Although Murray didn’t fair to well in the one game he played, it’s impressive enough that he was one-of-two goaltenders selected for the team.

Helping the Hounds already clinch a playoff spot, Murray has a record of 27-8-1 through 40 starts.

Congratulations go to Matt Murray on his latest achievement.

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