He might not get all the headlines, but Sault Ste. Marie’s Matt Murray has to be considered one of the best, if not the best goalie in the OHL right now. Just check out the numbers – a 13-4-0 record, 2.34 G.AA and .926 save percentage, all among league leaders. It shouldn’t be that surprising that Murray is leading the way for the Greyhounds this season, it’s his fourth year in net for the team. (136 career games played for SSM)
The 6’5-171 pound Murray’s NHL rights are held by the Pittsburgh Penguins who drafted him with the 83rd overall selection (round 3) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
This fall he signed an entry level deal with Pittsburgh along with fellow goaltending prospect Tristan Jarry, formerly of the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), whom the Penguins spent their top selection on in the 2013 draft. (44th overall)
Murray’s resume is impressive having represented Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World U-18 Championships backstopping the team to a bronze medal and being named one of Canada’s top three players in the process.