OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed goaltender Matt Murray to a four-year contract. Acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this week, Murray's contract has an average annual value of $6.25 million and includes the following breakdown: $4M in 2020-21, $6M in 2021-22, $7M in 2022-23 and $8M in 2023-24.
A two-time Stanley Cup winner with Pittsburgh (2015-16 and 2016-17), Murray, 26, was acquired by the Senators in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and a second-round draft pick (that had previously been acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets) in the 2020 NHL Draft which was held earlier this week.
A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., Murray was Pittsburgh's second third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. Upon being traded to the Senators, he ranked third among all-time Penguins' goaltenders with 117 career victories for the franchise. He also ranked third with 11 shutout wins.
Over 199 career NHL games (all of which have occurred with the Penguins), Murray 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 wins (29-21) while being tied for second with six shutout victories.
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