Andrew Murray (ice hockey)

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Andrew Murray
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Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 32)
Selkirk, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Columbus Blue Jackets
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 242nd overall, 2001
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2005–present

Andrew Murray (born November 6, 1981 in Selkirk, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for KHL Medveščak Zagreb, member of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Murray played college hockey for Bemidji State University for four seasons under head coach Tom Serratore where he was a three time captain and a 2005 graduate. Andrew left the program as its Division I-era scoring leader with 46-69—115 points in 128 contests ranking him seventh on the College Hockey America (CHA) career list and 30th on BSU’s all-time scoring chart. His 46 goals seat him in fourth among BSU’s D-I goal-scoring leaders while his 69 assists is tied for BSU Division I-era best.[1]

He was recalled by the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 27, 2007, to play his first NHL game. He scored his first NHL goal on January 2, 2008, against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks. The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed Murray to a three-year, one-way contract on March 7, 2008. The deal ran through the 2010–11 season.

On July 13, 2011, Murray was signed to a one-year, two-way contract by the San Jose Sharks.[2]

On February 6, 2012, the San Jose Sharks placed Murray on waivers, and he was sent down to the Worcester Sharks after he cleared waivers on February 7, 2012.

On June 10, 2012, Murray's negotiation rights were traded to the Detroit Red Wings with a conditional draft pick for 2014 as part of a trade deal for Brad Stuart.[3] News reports from Detroit suggest the Wings have no interest in keeping Murray.[4]

On July 6, 2012, it was announced that Murray had been signed to a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.[5] With the NHL lockout coming to affect, Murray was assigned directly by the Blues to AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. During the duration of the 2012–13 season, Murray scored 14 goals and 31 points in 51 games. He was recalled by St. Louis and played a solitary game in a 3-0 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks on February 28, 2013.[6]

On July 29, 2013, Murray signed his first contract abroad with a one-year contract with KHL Medveščak Zagreb from Croatia, the newest member of Kontinental Hockey League.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Bemidji State University NCAA 35 15 15 30 22
2002–03 Bemidji State University NCAA 36 9 18 27 38
2003–04 Bemidji State University NCAA 25 6 14 20 41
2004–05 Bemidji State University NCAA 31 16 22 38 30
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 77 13 16 29 73 6 0 1 1 17
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 10 12 22 62
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 34 13 2 15 15
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 6 4 10 12
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 67 8 3 11 10
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 46 5 2 7 6
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 4 4 8 4
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 1 3 4 4
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 10 2 1 3 0
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 51 14 17 31 18
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 221 24 16 40 36

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CHA Rookie Team 2001–02
All-CHA First Team 2004–05
  • MJHL First All-Star Team (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murray signs NHL contract". Bemidji State University. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Sharks sign center Andrew Murray". San Jose Sharks. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Wings trade negotiating rights to Stuart to San Jose". National Hockey League. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  4. ^ St. James, Helene (11 June 2012). "Red Wings' Ken Holland Made Last-Ditch Attempt to Keep Brad Stuart". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blues sign forward Andrew Murray". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Toews scores twice, extend streak to 20". CBS Sports. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  7. ^ "NHL forward Andrew Murray adds to Bears attack" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Barret Ehgoetz
Jared Ross
CHA Player of the Year
2004-05
Succeeded by
Scott Munroe
Jeff Van Nynatten
Preceded by
Mike Polidor
CHA Student-Athlete of the Year
2004-05
Succeeded by
Brooks Turnquist