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Florida Panthers Claim C Garth Murray off Re-Entry Waivers from Montreal

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin announced today that the club has claimed C Garth Murray off re-entry waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.


Murray, 25, has played in 100 career NHL games with the New York Rangers (2003-04) and the Montreal Canadiens (2005-07) registering 10 points (2-8-10), while recording 100 penalty minutes. The Regina, Saskatchewan native was a member of Team Canada that won the Silver Medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships.

"Garth is a quality, character guy who competes hard every shift,” Martin said. “He is the type of player that will bring a competitive attitude and grit to our lineup every night."

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound center played in 43 games for the Canadiens with two goals, one assist and 32 penalty minutes. He played in one game this season for Montreal against the Panthers on Oct. 16. Murray was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (79th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Murray did not make the trip to Atlanta with the team but is expected to join the Panthers later in the week.

 

                                   --- Regular Season ---    ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1997-98  Regina Pats                 WHL     4    0    0    0    2   2   0   0   0   0
1998-99  Regina Pats                 WHL    60    3    5    8  101  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Regina Pats                 WHL    68   14   26   40  155   7   1   1   2   7
2000-01  Regina Pats                 WHL    72   28   16   44  183   6   1   1   2  10
2001-02  Regina Pats                 WHL    62   33   30   63  154   6   2   3   5   9
2001-02  Hartford Wolf Pack          AHL     4    0    0    0    0   9   1   3   4   6
2002-03  Hartford Wolf Pack          AHL    64   10   14   24  121   2   0   0   0   6
2003-04  Hartford Wolf Pack          AHL    63   11   11   22  159  16   0   4   4  29
2003-04  New York Rangers            NHL    20    1    0    1   24  --  --  --  --  --
2004-05  Hartford Wolf Pack          AHL    55    4    5    9  182   5   1   0   1   8
2005-06  Hamilton Bulldogs           AHL    26    1    1    2   46  --  --  --  --  --
2005-06  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    36    5    1    6   44   6   0   0   0   0
2006-07  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    43    2    1    3   32  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Montreal Canadiens*         NHL     1    0    0    0    0
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         NHL Totals                        100    8    2   10  100   6   0   0   0   0
 
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