San Jose Sharks defenseman Doug Murray rang the opening bell at the New York Mercantile Exchange on Wednesday, June 7, at 10:05 a.m. Eastern Time.
Murray made his NHL debut during the 2005-06 with the Sharks. In his rookie campaign, he appeared in 34 games registering one assist. No stranger to ringing a few bells, the first-year blueliner finished third on the team and 10th among League rookies with 110 hits.
An acquaintance of Murray’s is an active trader on the exchange and they are continuing a tradition of having members of the sports world visit the trading floor.
The New York Mercantile Exchange is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange and the preeminent trading forum for energy and precious metals. The wide array of trading markets provided by the Exchange include futures and options contracts for crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, and platinum; futures contracts for coal, propane, and palladium; and options contracts on the price differentials between crude oil and gasoline, crude oil and heating oil, Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude oil, and various futures contract months (calendar spreads) for light, sweet crude; Brent crude; gasoline; heating oil; and natural gas.
The six-foot-three, 240-pound defenseman from Bromma, Sweden was originally selected by San Jose in the eighth round (241st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.