KELOWNA, B.C. - Everett Silvertips captain Ryan Murray considers passing ability to be one of his strongest assets as a top-flight defenseman in the Western Hockey League.
During the 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Skills Competition on Tuesday here at Prospera Place, he'll have an opportunity to showcase his shot, though. Murray, rated No. 3 among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting's midterm report, will be one of eight players taking part in the hardest-shot competition as the first of four shooters for Team Cherry.
Tuesday's skills competition, a prelude to the Top Prospects Game to be played Wednesday, is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.