by Tony on 03/25/13 at 12:28 PM ET
Sharks and Penguins press releases after the jump:
SHARKS ACQUIRE 2013 AND 2014 SECOND ROUND DRAFT SELECTIONS FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS IN EXCHANGE FOR DEFENSEMAN DOUGLAS MURRAY
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired second round selections in the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Douglas Murray.
"We have tremendous respect for Douglas as a hockey player and a person," said Wilson. "He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons and he has been in the Sharks family for the past 14 years. This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves."
Murray was originally selected by San Jose in the eighth round (241st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He leaves ranked 13th in games played (451) on the Sharks all-time list, posting 59 points (six goals, 53 assists), 361 penalty minutes and a +32 rating.
He also appeared in 57 Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose, 11th most in franchise history, where he notched ten points (two goals, eight goals).
Penguins Acquire Defenseman Douglas Murray from San Jose in Exchange for a 2013 Second-Round Draft Pick and a 2014 Conditional Second-Round Draft Pick
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 3
SOG: 13 | +/-: -8
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2013 second-round draft pick and a 2014 conditional second-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has spent his entire eight-year career with San Jose. This season he has collected three assists and 26 penalty minutes while averaging 17:08 minutes in 29 games for the Sharks.
Murray, 33, was leading San Jose with 64 blocked shots this season. His 56 hits were the most among team defensemen. Murray was also averaging 2:53 shorthanded minutes per game, the second-highest total on the team.
Murray, who hails from Bromma, Sweden, has played 451 career regular-season games for San Jose, notching six goals, 53 assists, 59 points and a plus-32 rating. His best season came in 2009-10 when he established career highs in games played (79), goals (4), assists (14) and points (17).
Murray, who was originally drafted by the Sharks in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 1999 NHL Draft, has appeared in 57 career playoff games with San Jose, tallying 10 points (2G-8A).
Murray has previously represented Team Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2008 World Championships. Before joining the Sharks, he played four seasons of college hockey at Cornell between 1999-2003.
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