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Matt Murray Signs A Three-Year Contract Extension

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goalie Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal begins with the 2017-18 season and runs through the 2019-20 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

Murray, 22, backstopped the Penguins to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup championship in June, becoming just the fourth rookie goalie in NHL history to lead his team to a championship. Murray racked up 15 postseason wins along the way, equaling the NHL record for wins by a rookie netminder.

The 6-foot-4, 178-pound netminder broke into the NHL last December, making his NHL debut against Carolina on Dec. 19, 2015, then earning his first win two days later against Columbus.

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duhduhduh's avatar

They now have $9.5M committed to Fleury + Murray.  Getting ready to move Fleury is my guess.

Posted by duhduhduh on 10/20/16 at 09:53 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Wonder how this plays into the expansion draft.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/20/16 at 10:08 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Penguins tweet,

Rutherford: “Let’s not presume that Marc is automatically out. He’s been the franchise goaltender here. Let’s let this play out.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/20/16 at 10:39 AM ET

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Teams can only protect one goalie in the expansion draft so Vegas COULD take one if it gets that far. Vegas is going to have options and Pittsburgh has the season to figure out which one might be in their best interest.

I have to wonder if player’s feelings get hurt if they are exposed to the expansion draft. Imagine the Penguins expose Fluery but he isn’t taken. Will he still want to be in Pittsburgh.

Posted by evileye on 10/20/16 at 12:08 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Rutherford: “Let’s not presume that Marc is automatically out. He’s been the franchise goaltender here. Let’s let this play out.”

Didn’t you already play this out last June?

Posted by duhduhduh on 10/20/16 at 12:54 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Imagine the Penguins expose Fluery but he isn’t taken. Will he still want to be in Pittsburgh.

My question is, will the players know if they are being exposed/protected.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/20/16 at 12:59 PM ET

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