Andrew Murray (ice hockey)
November 6, 1981 |
Selkirk, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||242nd overall, 2001
Columbus Blue Jackets
Andrew Murray (born November 6, 1981 in Selkirk, Manitoba) is a Canadian-Croatian professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for KHL Medveščak Zagreb, member of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
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.
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 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. News reports from Detroit suggest the Wings have no interest in keeping Murray.
On July 6, 2012, it was announced that Murray had been signed to a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||54||3||3||6||28||3||0||1||1||0|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||51||3||4||7||14||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|MJHL First All-Star Team||2001|
|All-CHA Rookie Team||2001–02|
|All-CHA First Team||2004–05|
- "Murray signs NHL contract". Bemidji State University. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "Sharks sign center Andrew Murray". San Jose Sharks. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
- "Wings trade negotiating rights to Stuart to San Jose". National Hockey League. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- 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.
- "Blues sign forward Andrew Murray". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Toews scores twice, extend streak to 20". CBS Sports. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- "NHL forward Andrew Murray adds to Bears attack" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
|Awards and achievements|
|CHA Player of the Year
Jeff Van Nynatten
|CHA Student-Athlete of the Year