August 17, 1984 |
Brandon, MB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||152nd overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
Braden Murray (born August 17, 1984) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey forward. He currently plays for HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A (NLA). He was selected 152nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.
Murray was born in Brandon, Manitoba and raised in Faribault, Minnesota. His father Andy Murray, is the former head coach of the St. Louis Blues and coached at a number of other teams as well. Brady grew up in Switzerland, Philadelphia, Hershey, Winnipeg, Calgary, Faribault and Los Angeles. His childhood friends include NHLers Alexander Steen, Zach Parise and Patrick Eaves.
He represented the U.S. at the 2004 World Juniors, where he helped the States win gold. He also played hockey at the University of North Dakota, and after two successful years he followed his father who coached in Switzerland and signed with Swiss club, the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the Nationalliga A.
In May 2007, he signed an entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings. In the 2007–08 season, he made his NHL debut on September 29, 2007 against the Anaheim Ducks in a game played in London, England. On October 12, he scored his first goal against the Boston Bruins. After one season in the Kings organization, Murray opted to return to Switzerland, initially on loan from the Kings, to HC Lugano.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||BCHL||59||42||59||101||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||University of North Dakota||WCHA||37||19||27||46||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||University of North Dakota||WCHA||25||8||12||20||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||4||1||0||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|2001 Nova Scotia|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2003–04|
|All-WCHA Third Team||2003–04|