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Ask the Sharks: Douglas Murray

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks

Have a question for defenseman Douglas Murray? Here’s your chance to ask it.

Murray will be the next player featured for our weekly segment of “Ask the Sharks.” Send in your questions to and we’ll ask the 28-year-old graduate of Cornell University the best ones.

Douglas Murray squares off for a fight with Colorado Avalanche right winger Chris Stewart on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Murray, known to his teammates as “Crankshaft,” ranks first on the team in hits with 103. The 6-foot-3 native of Bromma, Sweden was drafted by the Sharks in the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft (eighth round, 241st overall).

He’s been a member of the Sharks organization since 2003-04 and made his NHL debut on the same night when Joe Thornton made his Sharks debut, Dec. 2, 2005 at Buffalo. Over his four seasons in the NHL, he has totaled 19 points (1+18=19), a plus-28 rating and 178 penalty minutes in 174 games.

On Tuesday night against Colorado, Murray added five minutes to his penalty totals when he dropped the gloves with Chris Stewart in the second period.

While he’s focused on his NHL career, Murray would be an entrepreneur if he wasn’t in hockey. He’s involved with UberTap, a hands-free, three-spouted keg tapping system. When asked which famous person he’d like to meet, Murray said Rebecca Luscombe.

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