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Matt Murray

23-Year-Old Goalie – Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Pittsburgh net officially belongs to Murray after Marc-Andre Fleury was selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. The 23-year-old will face several new challenges as a true No. 1 backstop, including taking on a full workload for the first time, but ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 178   DOB: 5/25/1994   BORN: Thunder Bay, Ontario   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #83 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year extension with the Penguins worth $11.25 million in October of 2016.

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Murray will tend the twine for Tuesday's tilt against the Rangers, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Matt Murray NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2014-15 20 AHL WB- 40 25 10 0 12 1.58 61 1029 968 .941
2015-16 21 AHL WB- 31 20 9 0 4 2.10 64 932 868 .931
2015-16 21 NHL PIT 13 9 2 1 1 2.00 25 355 330 .930
2016-17 22 NHL PIT 49 32 10 4 4 2.41 111 1450 1339 .923
2017-18 23 NHL PIT 5 3 0 1 1 3.29 16 159 143 .899
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  1. Matt Murray
  2. Antti Niemi
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

58:24

Average Time On Ice

On average, Matt Murray was on the ice for 58:24.

Year Ice Time
2016-17 56:27
2017-18 58:24

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Matt Murray
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct 14 FLA 1 0 0 3.00 3 46 43 .935
Oct 12 @TAM Did Not Play
Oct 11 @WAS 1 0 0 2.00 2 22 20 .909
Oct 7 NAS 1 0 0 0.00 0 26 26 1.000
Oct 5 @CHI 0 0 0 7.20 6 31 25 .806
Oct 4 STL 0 0 1 4.92 5 34 29 .853

Matt Murray: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murray made 43 saves in a 4-3 win over the Panthers on Saturday night. It's his third straight win.

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Murray made 20 saves on 22 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Washington.

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Murray will tend the twine for Wednesday's tilt with Washington, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Murray made 26 saves in Saturday's 4-0 win over Nashville.

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Murray will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game against the Predators.

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Murray assumed the starter's net at Saturday's morning skate and thus is expected to get the nod for the evening's home contest against the Predators, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Murray surrendered six goals on 31 shots after coming in for Antti Niemi in Thursday's 10-1 loss to Chicago.

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Murray gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.

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Murray will patrol the crease for Wednesday's clash with St. Louis, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Murray will start in goal Saturday evening against the visiting Blue Jackets.

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Murray allowed three of 22 pucks to find the back of the net in Wednesday's preseason clash with Detroit.

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Murray will be between the pipes for the opening two periods of Wednesday's clash with Detroit, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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2016-17

Last year was quite a whirlwind for Murray. First, he tore through the AHL with a 2.10 GAA and .930 save percentage. Then, he replaced a starting goalie (Marc-Andre Fleury) with 12 years of NHL experience at the end of March. The rookie responded by backstopping his squad to a Stanley Cup Championship, never once looking overwhelmed. The big question entering 2016-17 is whether he can do it again. Was last year just an unbelievable ride with a fairy-tale ending or does Murray’s excellence have legs for a full season? We’ve seen rookies win Cups under GM Jim Rutherford, only to end up becoming middling NHL netminders – see Cam Ward. Is Murray different? His prior AHL experience says so, as he starred in the minors for two seasons. Rutherford has gone on record stating he’s happy splitting up time between his top goalies, but that may be trade gesturing as much as anything else. Fleury has a $5.75 million cap hit remaining for another three seasons while Murray will make $628,000 in 2016-17. For now, fantasy owners have to assume that the two will occupy a timeshare at minimum, with Murray seemingly the favorite to take a majority of the starts.

2014-15

Ranked second of three goaltending prospects, between Tristan Jarry and Eric Hartzell respectively, Murray compiled a 32-11-6 record for OHL Sault Ste. Marie last year, fashioning a 2.57 GAA and .921 save percentage. The 20-year-old will get his first taste of pro action in the fall with Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate. Given that starter Marc-Andre Fleury is in the final season of a five-year contract, there could be a goaltending opening in the next couple seasons. A strong start in the AHL could push Murray up the depth charts in a hurry, though it's still a long shot he sees time inside Consol Energy Center in 2014-15.