OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and the Senators' (previously acquired from Columbus) second-round selection (52nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft.
A two-time Stanley Cup Champion with Pittsburgh, Murray, 26, ranks third among all-time Penguins' goaltenders with 117 career victories for the franchise. He also ranks third with 11 shutout wins.
"The acquisition of Matt Murray represents an important addition to our lineup," said Dorion. "He's a proven goaltender who has considerable high-pressure experience and someone who we're certain will serve as a exceptional mentor to our young group of upcoming goaltenders. "
A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., Murray was Pittsburgh's second third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. Over 199 career NHL games (all of which have occurred with the Penguins), he has earned a record of 117-53-19, a 2.67 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He has also appeared in 51 career post-season contests over which he ranks third among all-time Penguins with 29 victories (29-21) while being tied for second with six shutout wins.
Following the transaction with the Penguins, the Senators now have eight remaining selections in the 2020 NHL Draft.
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