Team: Dallas Stars
https://www.texasstars.com/players/detail/murray

Fantasy Summary

Dependable minor league goalie with NHL backup upside. Strong positional awareness, and thrives in quick lateral movement. Lacks the creativity and dynamism of a true NHL superstar.


Observations

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June 2023 – Murray signed a one year, two-way contract in the off-season. He is expected to be the third back up option for the Dallas Stars, should any injuries occur during the season. Murray had a solid season as the main goaltender for the Texas Stars, in which they won the division. Taylor Newby

 

March 2023 – Murray has found himself bouncing between being the starter for the Texas Stars and backing up Jake Oettinger due to injuries. He made his NHL debut on March 2nd and recorded his first NHL win against the Chicago Blackhawks. He is growing into a very solid goaltender and should find himself in the NHL within the next couple of years. Taylor Newby

 

December 2022 – Unlike his same-named Toronto Maple Leafs counterpart, Matt Murray is not yet an NHL goaltender. His AHL play, however, has been inspiring of a future NHL netminder. He won’t wow you with any aspect of the position, but his awareness is fantastic. His puck tracking abilities are among the best of any goaltender in the Stars system not named Jake Oettinger. His numbers don’t tell the whole story as his sub-.900 (.898)  save percentage is relatively average. He has become a real 1B option behind Anton Khudobin, and will likely take the starting role once Khudobin’s contract expires. Aaron Itovitch

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 2, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAAEHL U1512 3.07 .891|      
 2012-2013 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAAEHL U1519 3.07 .914|      
  Team Northwest Alberta Cup3 4.93 .884|      
 2013-2014 St. Albert Flyers U17 AAAAEHL U1720 2.20 .937|      
 2014-2015 Spruce Grove SaintsAJHL22 1.72 .920|Playoffs13 2.05 .917
  Spruce Grove SaintsWestern Canada Cup4 5.02 .821|      
 2015-2016 Spruce Grove SaintsAJHL29 2.59 .910|Playoffs10 1.90 .941
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 2.75 .911|      
 2016-2017 Fargo ForceUSHL52 2.36 .910|Playoffs1 2.12 .929
 2017-2018 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA24 2.70 .911|      
 2018-2019 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA27 2.11 .919|      
 2019-2020 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA20 1.86 .919|      
 2020-2021 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA14 1.97 .917|      
 2021-2022 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA36 2.31 .917|      
  Texas StarsAHL6 1.68 .947|Playoffs2 1.52 .952
 2022-2023 Dallas StarsNHL3 3.39 .844|      
  Texas StarsAHL34 2.37 .911|Playoffs8 2.79 .909
 2023-2024 Dallas StarsNHL1 0.00 1.000|      
  Texas StarsAHL25 2.97 .898|      

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