Brett Murray

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

Top-nine upside, but a concern of his is skating and how well he can keep up as the game progresses.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 20, 1998
Height 6‘4”
Weight 216 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 99

Observations

May 2019 –  After a few initial slow years playing for Penn State in the NCAA, Brett Murray decided to switch it up back to the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms where he dominated league play in the 2018/2019 season, putting up 76 points in 62 games this year. He led the entire USHL with 41 goals this year and proved he has more to do in hockey.  Marcus Griep

 

At 6’4″, his dominance in a lower-lever league is more or less expected. Still, seeing him showcase some legitimate offensive upside is a promising sign. His frame should give him a slight advantage as he translates to pro, but expect a healthy dose of seasoning in the AHL or ECHL before pushing for a Sabres spot.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA Big Nickel Bantam 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2013-2014 Brampton 45's Min Midget AAA SCTAMM 40 12 15 27 18 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2014-2015 The Hill Academy U16 Prep Midget 66 40 47 87 - |          
 2015-2016 Carleton Place Canadians CCHL 48 14 32 46 16 | Playoffs 16 5 8 13
  Carleton Place Canadians Fred Page Cup 4 1 3 4 0 |          
  Carleton Place Canadians RBC Cup 4 1 1 2 2 |          
  Canada East U19 WJAC-19 5 2 0 2 4 |          
 2016-2017 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 27 7 13 20 22 |          
  Penn State Univ. NCAA 12 0 1 1 4 |          
 2017-2018 Penn State Univ. NCAA 21 1 5 6 23 |          
 2018-2019 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 62 41 35 76 35 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
 2019-2020 Rochester Americans AHL 11 2 7 9 0 |          

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