Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect goaltender Matt Murray has reportedly been honored as the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) Goaltender of the Week and the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Player of the Week – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 2, 2014
Murray, 19, also garnered Player of the Week honors back on Nov. 10.
Slotting in net for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Murray compiled a 3-0-0 record, posted a 1.33 goals-against-average, a .957 save percentage, and collected one shutout during his team’s playoff week.
Guiding the Greyhounds to the Western Conference Semifinals, Murray stonewalled 89 shots delivered by the Owen Sound Attack, and ousted their opposition in five games to advance to the next round.
Finishing fifth for goals-against-average (2.57) at the conclusion of the regular-season, Murray had the second-most wins for OHL goaltenders (32), tied for first with six shutouts, and owned a solid .921 save percentage.
Selected by Pittsburgh in the third-round (83rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Murray is just one of the great picks taken in this draft. Adding defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Olli Maatta in the first-round, the Pens’ certainly have outdone themselves by nabbing Murray in the third.
Look for Murray to be apart of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton next season.