December 17, 1979 |
Troy, NY, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||51st overall, 1999
Before his professional career, Murley played college hockey for four seasons at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He was drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, although he did not choose to report to Pittsburgh until 2002. Murley played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) before being called up for the 2003–2004 season.
In 2006, Murley's contract with Pittsburgh terminated and Murley signed as a free-agent with the Colorado Avalanche. After playing a full season with Colorado's then AHL affiliate, Albany River Rats, Murley's one-year deal expired and on July 20, 2007, he signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. After splitting the season between Phoenix and their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, Murley signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was expected to be spending more time near his hometown of Troy as he was expected to join the then-Carolina AHL affiliate Albany River Rats for a second time. As expected, Carolina re-assigned Murley to the AHL's Albany River Rats. However, instead of joining Albany, Murley informed the Hurricanes that he was signing with Khabarovsk Amur, of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. Murley signed with Khabarovsk on October 9, 2009 and finished his season in the KHL.
On October 6, 2009, Murley signed with Langenthal of the Swiss National League B (NLB) in Switzerland. He has also played for Lugano of the Swiss National League A (NLA) and the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the NLA.
On September 1, 2010, Murley signed a two-month contract with the Swedish Elite League (SEL) club Linköpings HC. On October 19, 2010 the tryout contract was terminated. On November 25, 2010, Murley signed a two-month contract with Timrå IK. Murley finished the season with fifteen points in thirty-two games.
On January 20, 2011, Murley signed an extension with Timrå IK that would keep him on the team throughout the 2011-12 Elitserien season. Murley was extended because he was "a player that fits in all situations and because he fit in well with Timrå IK".
Murley was invited to his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Ryan Malone's wedding on the condition that he brought a date, unable to find one in time Murley walked down the aisle with former teammate Sidney Crosby.
|1996–97||Syracuse Jr. Crunch||MetJHL||48||52||58||110||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Syracuse Jr. Crunch||MetJHL||49||56||70||126||203||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||61||23||32||55||18||5||1||5||6||8|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||76||21||41||62||43||7||2||2||4||0|
Awards and honours
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1998–99|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2001–02|
|NCAA East Second All-American Team||2002|
- "Matt Murley to SC Langenthal Matt Murley zum SC Langenthal" (in German). nationalleague.ch. October 6, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- Joachim Sandström, (January 20, 2011). "Murley klar för ytterligare 1½ säsong" (in Swedish). timraik.se. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- "Willsie and Murley joined to Medvescak" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-07-09.