A big congrats to Andrew Murray of Selkirk for signing a new 1-year deal with the San Jose Sharks! I was really hoping he would end up playing for the Jets, but the writing was on the wall with the quick signings of Rypien and Glass.
Murray is a smart, disciplined, hard-working hockey player. He is responsible defensively, he gets in on the forecheck quickly and he is really good on the wall. But more important than all that, he’s a great guy off the ice. From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch via Twitter:
“Incidentally, if asked to put together a list of the five kindest athletes I’ve dealt with, Murray most definitely gets a spot on that list.”
I think Murr is capable of putting up over 15 goals in the right role so hopefully he can get healthy and have a hell of a year in San Jose. Best of luck bud! We’ll be watching!