SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired second round selections in the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Douglas Murray.
“We have tremendous respect for Douglas as a hockey player and a person,” said Wilson. “He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons and he has been in the Sharks family for the past 14 years. This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves.”
Murray was originally selected by San Jose in the eighth round (241st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He leaves ranked 13th in games played (451) on the Sharks all-time list, posting 59 points (six goals, 53 assists), 361 penalty minutes and a +32 rating.
He also appeared in 57 Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose, 11th most in franchise history, where he notched ten points (two goals, eight goals).
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