GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Garth Murray to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Murray, 25, began last season with the Montreal Canadiens and appeared in one game before being claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Murray then suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after playing in six games and collecting 19 penalty minutes (PIM) with the Panthers.
In 106 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Canadiens and Panthers, Murray has recorded 8-2-10 and 119 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in six career NHL playoff games.
Murray has played in 212 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Hartford and Hamilton, recording 26-31-57 and 508 PIM. He has also collected 2-7-9 and 41 PIM in 32 AHL playoff games.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Murray was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (79th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.