Murray is making his international debut at age 26. He has played all his hockey in North America after leaving Sweden as a high school exchange student in 1998.
His maternal grandfather, Lars (Lasse) Bjorn, was part of two gold-medal teams at the World Championships in 1953 and 1957 and won a silver medal at the 1956 Olympics. He's a member of the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense