Brady Murray

Hometown:

Brandon Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1984-08-17

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

5th round (152nd overall), 2003

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 Draft.

Many remember Murray as an invitee to the Kings Prospect Camp. Murray starred with Salmon Arm of the BCHL, scoring 42 goals and 101 points in 59 games during the 2002-03 season. He has committed to play at the Univ. of North Dakota for the 2003-04 season, where he will be reunited with former Shattuck teammate Zach Parise, and is quite possibly the best freshman recruit this season.

2003-04: Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team, as well as being named Rookie of the Year. Scored 46 points on 19 goals for the high scoring top line in leading North Dakota to the NCAA Regional Finals. Helped bring home a gold medal for Team USA in the World Juniors Championships. Even though Murray is on the small side for a hockey player, he proved that scoring ability knows no height.

2004-05: Several injuries to Murray cut his season to only 26 games with no appearances in the playoff tournament. Despite playing on bad limbs, Murray managed to put up 20 points in those 26 games. At the conclusion of the season, he signed with a Swiss team, going pro in a league his father once coached in.

2005-06: Signed with Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss league during the offseason. Murray registered 12 points, on three goals and nine assists, in 36 games. Attended the Kings 2006 development camp where he continued to display his good skating skills. 

2006-07: Returned to Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss league for his second season.  Improved tremendously in his second season, scoring 32 points on 12 goals in 38 games, good for third on his team and one of the best totals for anyone in his age group.  At the conclusion of the season, Murray signed a contract with Los Angeles to return to North America.

2007-08: Murray began the season on the NHL roster and chipped in his first professional goal in his only four games with Los Angeles.  Otherwise, he would spend the remainder of the season with Manchester, largely skating on the second line.  His 27 points in 58 games are a respectable total for his first professional season in North America, even if at the age of 23.

Talent Analysis
Murray has good speed and great skating balance and maneuverability. Adept at finding the seams in a defense, Murray can carry the puck from goal-line to goal-line, displaying speed and stickhandling, and finish the play with an accurate shot and quick wrists. A smallish forward that overcomes his height with a tremendous offensive up-side to his game.
Future
The son of a coach and consistent invitee to the Kings' prospect camps over the years play favorably for his future as he is already accustomed to matching up against bigger and better competition.  Was signed to a contract by the Los Angeles Kings during the 2007 offseason.  Likely will be assigned to Manchester for 2008-09 where he will provided the opportunity to earn a call-up to Los Angeles, otherwise Murray will be depth for the AHL club.