Douglas Murray (ice hockey)
March 12, 1980 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||241st overall, 1999
San Jose Sharks
Douglas Thomas Lars Murray (born March 12, 1980), also known under the nickname Crankshaft, is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He was drafted in the 8th round, 241st overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. On March 13, 2015, Murray joined the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL) on a tryout basis.
From 1999–2000 to 2002–03, he played for Cornell University. While at Cornell, he served as captain his senior year and was twice named a first team All-American. He was nominated to the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Final Ten in 2003. In the 2003–04 and the locked-out 2004–05 season he played for San Jose's minor league affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, and contributed both offensively and defensively, leading the team in plus/minus and being second on the team in points for a defenseman. He also served as an alternate captain. He was awarded the Cleveland Barons Rubbermaid "Player of the Year" (along with Josh Gorges) in 2005.
During the 2005–06 NHL season, he was called up to San Jose, due to various injuries plaguing the team's defense. In his short time there that season, he gained praise for his physical presence, as well as solid defense, from such San Jose organization members as TV color commentator Drew Remenda.
Murray renewed his contract with the Sharks in June 2006, signing a three-year-deal worth US$1.65 million. Part of that deal was a $150,000 signing bonus. In late September 2008, he agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Sharks supposedly worth US$10 million.
In the pre-season game of September 26, 2009, Murray performed a hat trick, scoring 3 even strength goals against the Anaheim Ducks, leading to the 6–0 shutout victory, though it was unofficial due to it being in the pre-season. If it had been in the regular season, it would have been his first and only career NHL hat trick.
On March 25, 2013, the Sharks traded Murray to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Pittsburgh's second round pick in the 2013 draft and a conditional second round pick in 2014. The Sharks later received the conditional pick due to Pittsburgh's progression through two rounds in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.
On August 22, 2013, Murray signed as a free agent to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Montreal Canadiens.
He was not re-signed by the Canadiens at the end of his contract and unable to attract NHL interest, signed a one-year deal with Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on January 20, 2015. In the 2014–15 season, Murray was limited to just 8 appearances with the Sharks before suffering injury. On March 13, 2015, Murray returned to North America and signed a professional try-out contract to practice with the Calgary Flames.
During the 2008 IIHF World Championship, Murray checked Russian player Aleksey Morozov out of the game. Morozov suffered a severe concussion, while Murray received a match penalty.
Murray's maternal grandfather is Swedish hockey player, the two time World champion and Olympic bronze-medalist Lasse Björn. His paternal ancestors originate from Scotland. While his cousins all have Swedish names, his mother gave her children Scottish or English names. Murray's brothers are named Charles and Ted, with a sister named Roseanna.
Murray attended Portledge School in Locust Valley, NY for his junior and senior years of prep school, playing for the New York Apple Core in nearby Long Beach, before attending Cornell University. He graduated from Cornell in 2003 with a B.S. degree in hotel administration.
He is also the co-founder and managing partner of Uber Dispensing Co, which manufactures the UberTap, a hands-free three-spout keg tap invented by Murray and several friends from Cornell. Incidentally, while Murray represented Sweden in ice hockey at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, another of the company's co-founders, Jamie Moriarty, represented the U.S. in four-man bobsled at the same Olympics. He once rang the bell at the New York Mercantile Exchange in the summer of 2006.
Regular season and playoffs
|1998–99||New York Apple Core||EJHL||60||17||47||64||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Cornell Big Red||ECAC||32||3||6||9||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Cornell Big Red||ECAC||25||5||13||18||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Cornell Big Red||ECAC||35||11||21||32||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Cornell Big Red||ECAC||35||5||20||25||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||34||0||1||1||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||35||0||3||3||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Jose Sharks||NHL||66||1||9||10||98||13||1||1||2||2|
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||75||0||7||7||38||6||0||0||0||9|
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||79||4||13||17||66||15||1||6||7||8|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||73||1||13||14||44||18||0||1||1||8|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||60||0||4||4||31||5||0||0||0||19|
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||29||0||3||3||26||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
- San Jose Sharks record for hits in a game – 9 (tie) – set April 2, 2011
- "Crankshaft – Pittsburgh Penguins – Features". Pittsburgh Penguins. March 27, 2013.
- "Rugged defenseman Murray, Sharks agree on four-year extension". ESPN.com. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- "SN names the 20 smartest athletes in sports". Sporting News. September 27, 2010.
- Muir, Allan (March 25, 2013). "Penguins strike again, add Douglas Murray from San Jose". SI.com. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Canadiens reach agreement with Murray". The Sports Network. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Douglas Murray har hittat ny klubb". HockeySverige. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- "Douglas Murray practicing with Flames on try-out basis". Calgary Flames. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
- "Russian guns on stun". IIHF. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- Hickey, Pat (2008-05-09). "Murray stands tall for Sweden". The Gazette. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- Khing, Tony (February 22, 2011). "A Passion For The Palate". San Jose Sharks. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
- Sportak, Randy (2008-04-12). "Sharks blueliner finds Swede way to tap into kegs". Calgary Sun.
- Pollak, David (April 3, 2011). "San Jose Sharks rally to beat Anaheim Ducks". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on May 24, 2011.
- Douglas Murray's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Douglas Murray's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Douglas Murray's player profile at NHL.com
- Cornell Big Red profile
- Uber Dispensing Company home page
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman