(Video) Penguins’ prospect Murray last week’s AHL Player of the Week

By Ken McKenna
Matt Murray - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Matt Murray currently sports the best goals-against average in the AHL at 1.86 (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

 

Marc-Andre Fleury is holding down the fort for now for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but a future starter could be developing for that club with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the NHL club’s AHL farm team.

Matt Murray was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 8th. The former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds goaltender appeared in two games for the AHL Penguins last week, stopping 64 of the 65 shots that he faced in those two contests. Murray shutout the Springfield Falcons, 4-0, then followed that by allowing just one goal to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a 3-1 Penguins win.

Murray is currently ranked seventh among Penguins prospects by Hockey’s Future, although that could change when the new Top 20 is posted this month. He was chosen in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft by Pittsburgh, and is currently in his first season of pro hockey.

You can watch some highlights of Murray from this past week, as well as an interview with AHL Player of the Week in the video below.

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