|Assets:||Can play an effective stay-at-home role and excels in penalty-killing situations. Is an awesome physical specimen and loves to dish out bone-crunching hits.|
|Flaws:||Will never be confused with Paul Coffey in terms of his offensive ability. Must avoid taking bad penalties. Is only average in the skating department.|
|Career Potential:||Aging mammoth defenseman.|
|ECAC||Best Defensive Defenseman||2002-03|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2002-03, 2001-02|
|ECAC||First-Team All-Conference Team||2002-03, 2001-02|
|3/13/2015||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a professional try-out contract.|
|1/20/2015||Signed with the Kolner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany).|
|4/10/2014||Missed 3 games (suspended by nhl).|
|4/03/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|1/21/2014||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/18/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/30/2013||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|11/28/2013||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|10/28/2013||Missed 11 games (upper body injury).|
|9/30/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|8/22/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|3/25/2013||Acquired from the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/23/2012||Signed with Djurgardens IF (Sweden).|
|4/07/2012||Missed 4 games (undisclosed).|
|3/03/2012||Missed 8 games (throat).|
|12/28/2011||Missed 10 games (right hand injury).|
|12/11/2011||Right hand injury, injured reserve.|
|12/06/2011||Right hand injury, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2010||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|12/13/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/24/2010||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|11/15/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/14/2010||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/13/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/12/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|12/11/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/17/2009||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|1/06/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/03/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2008||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|10/25/2008||Missed 4 games (hand injury).|
|10/17/2008||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|9/24/2008||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a four-year contract extension.|
|2/17/2008||Missed 5 games (hip pointer).|
|2/03/2008||Hip pointer, day-to-day.|
|11/09/2007||Missed 3 games (Wrist injury).|
|11/02/2007||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2006||Missed 7 games (respiratory).|
|11/25/2006||Respiratory, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/23/2006||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|10/12/2006||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|7/15/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a three-year contract.|
|6/26/2006||San Jose Sharks extended qualifing offer.|
|3/13/2006||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/07/2006||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/28/2006||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|2/06/2006||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/01/2005||Recalled from Cleveland (AHL).|
|9/27/2005||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|9/22/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|9/22/2003||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|5/22/2003||Signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|8/22/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|3/25/2013||San Jose Sharks traded Douglas Murray to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2013 second-round draft pick and a 2014 conditional second-round draft pick.|
|6/26/1999||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 8th round (241th overall) in 1999.|
Doug Murray poised to become a UFA | 06/16/2014 9:55 AM
NewsDoug Murray is expected to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
ImpactThere hasn't been an official announcement from the team, but it's being reported that the Canadiens have decided not to offer him a contract. In 53 games for Montreal in 2013-14, he recorded two assists, 144 blocks, 115 blocks and a minus-12 rating.
Doug Murray wanted a chance to contribute | 05/31/2014 1:29 PM
NewsDoug Murray was left feeling "disappointed" following Montreal's elimination from the playoffs.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
Impact"I would have love to contribute more," he said. "I'm not satisfied." Murray appeared in only three games during the Canadiens' postseason run that ended in the Eastern Conference Final. He played in 53 contests during the regular season. Murray can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Murray not to blame for Game 4 loss | 05/10/2014 10:55 AM
NewsAlthough many Habs' fans love to blame Doug Murray for everything, it was not the defenseman's fault the Bruins won Game 4 in overtime while he was on the ice.
John Lu Twitter
ImpactMurray, who was paired with Mike Weaver, had a strong game and earned the praise of Montreal coach Michel Thetrien. Of Murry and Weaver, Therrien had this to say: "They [Murray and Weaver] were physical, blocked shots, contained well... (They) did a fantastic job for us." So Canadiens' fans give Murray a break for once.
Doug Murray might suit up in Game 3 | 05/05/2014 1:21 PM
NewsDoug Murray skated on Montreal's third pairing at practice on Monday.
ImpactHe was paired with Mike Weaver, which made Francis Bouillon the odd man out. However, it isn't clear if this change will made for Game 3. Murray hasn't played in a playoff game with the Canadiens yet after he appeared in 53 games during the regular season.
Murray may see some action in round 2 | 04/26/2014 10:47 AM
NewsDouglas Murray may see some more playing time in round two of the NHL playoffs.
ImpactThe Habs wanted to employ a faster team against the young and quick Tampa squad and therefore Francis Bouillon and Mike Weaver got to play over Murray and Jarred Tinordi. Against a different opponent in round two, Murray's toughness may be needed. Another player who may be called upon to play a bigger role going forward is Travis Moen, who seems to have recovered from a concussion. Once the Canadiens know who they will be playing, a number of lineup decisions will become clear.
Doug Murray gets tossed in his return | 04/11/2014 8:03 AM
NewsDoug Murray's return from a three-game suspension lasted for about half of Thursday's loss to the New York Islanders.
ImpactHe was assessed a five-minute major for checking Johan Sundstrom from behind and received a game misconduct. However, the NHL has already said that Murray won't be suspended for the infraction.
Doug Murray concludes serving suspension | 04/10/2014 2:14 PM
NewsDoug Murray is eligible to get back into Montreal's lineup on Thursday.
ImpactHe has finished serving his three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka.
Doug Murray earns 3-game ban for head shot | 04/03/2014 2:25 PM
NewsDoug Murray has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Ba defenseman Mike Kostka.
ImpactThe incident occurred on Tuesday late in the third period and it left Kostka concussed. Murray won't be eligible to return until next Thursday when the Canadiens host the New York Islanders on Apr. 10.
Doug Murray faces a hearing for hit on Kostka | 04/02/2014 10:46 AM
NewsDoug Murray will face a disciplinary hearing Thursday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka on Tuesday night.
ImpactMurray received a match penalty on the play. The incident occurred late in the third period. Kostka was eventually able to get up under his own power.
Doug Murray will draw back in against Leafs | 03/22/2014 3:20 PM
NewsDoug Murray will dress on Saturday.
ImpactHe's been a healthy scratch for Montreal's past three games. Just an FYI, as Murray is only viable in very deep leagues that credit shot blocks and hits.
Doug Murray has bad night v Wings | 01/25/2014 11:57 AM
NewsDoug Murray had a game to forget against Detroit Friday night.
ImpactHe partnered with P.K. Subban and was on the ice for Detroit's first three goals in a 4-1 loss. Murray is going to have to do a better job if he wants to stay in the Habs' lineup.
Doug Murray ready to return from LBI | 01/21/2014 9:00 AM
NewsDoug Murray is ready to return from his lower-body injury.
ImpactHe missed Saturday's game against Toronto because of the ailment, but he should be available for Wednesday's match versus Pittsburgh.
Doug Murray, Diaz out for Montreal Saturday | 01/18/2014 1:34 PM
NewsDoug Murray won't play Saturday because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactRaphael Diaz isn't expected to suit up either because of the flu. Nathan Beaulieu and Francis Bouillon will take their spots on the back end against Toronto.
Doug Murray gets first points of 2013-14 | 01/05/2014 10:20 AM
NewsDoug Murray had two assists in Montreal's 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.
ImpactMurray didn't record a single point in his first 22 games of the 2013-14 campaign. He shouldn't be on your radar in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Doug Murray to play v Isles Saturday | 12/14/2013 10:03 AM
NewsDouglas Murray will be in the lineup agsainst the Islanders Saturday night.
ImpactHe and Francis Buillon are essentially sharing the Habs' sixth defenceman position. Look for Buillon to be a healthy scratch Saturday.
Doug Murray (undisclosed) rejoins Habs | 12/01/2013 10:11 AM
NewsDoug Murray (undisclosed) returned on Saturday after a one-game absence.
ImpactMurray had five blocked shots and three hits in 14:24 minutes of playing time in Montreal's 4-2 win over Toronto. He sustained the ailment during his fight with Buffalo's John Scott on Wednesday.
| 12/01/2013 2:51 AM
NewsDoug Murray returned to action on Saturday November 30.
Doug Murray misses practice Thursday | 11/28/2013 3:11 PM
NewsDoug Murray skipped practice Thursday after he was beaten into a bloody mess on Wednesday against Buffalo.
ImpactHe dropped the gloves with enforcer John Scott in the third period of Montreal's 3-1 victory. Murray required stitches on his forehead after the altercation. It doesn't sound like he'll play Friday and Francis Bouillon is set to replace him.
Doug Murray will be scratched Saturday | 11/16/2013 6:29 PM
NewsDoug Murray will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the New York Rangers.
ImpactAlexei Emelin will make his season debut after recovering from knee surgery. Murray has 25 hits, 26 blocks and a minus-5 rating in nine games this season.
Doug Murray plays rough against Stars | 10/30/2013 7:27 AM
NewsDoug Murray registered a game-high six hits and recorded three blocks in Montreal's 2-1 win over Dallas.
ImpactHe logged 12:00 of ice time after playing 14:21 in his Canadiens debut Monday night. Murray was much more physical in his second outing and he should provide some physicality to the team's back end.
Doug Murray makes his Habs debut | 10/29/2013 9:54 AM
NewsDoug Murray logged 14:21 minutes in his Canadiens' debut on Monday.
ImpactMurray missed the start of the season due to a shoulder injury. He had a hit and an interference penalty in 14:21 minutes of playing time.
Habs' Doug Murray likely to suit up Monday | 10/28/2013 10:35 AM
NewsDoug Murray is projected to make his season debut Monday night against the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe was still recovering from shoulder surgery when training camp began and then suffered a lower-body injury, which was suspected to be a groin ailment. Murray is a physical blueliner who can pick up hits and blocks, but he doesn't have any fantasy in most fantasy leagues.
Doug Murray will not return on Saturday | 10/25/2013 4:54 PM
NewsDoug Murray (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.
Impact"Mentally, I'm already in the mindset of I can play, but I've still got to get cleared by doctors," Murray said on Friday. "I really wanted to play tomorrow, but that's not going to happen the way it looks like. But I'm hoping as soon as possible." Murray was looking forward to Saturday's game in particular because it's going to be against his old team, the San Jose Sharks. He signed with Montreal over the contract, but this injury has already forced him to miss the Canadiens' first 10 games.
Doug Murray is close to returning from injury | 10/24/2013 11:22 AM
NewsDoug Murray is getting close to returning to Montreal's lineup.
Impact"It's getting better every day," said Murray, who has been skating with strength coach Pierre Allard. "I want to start hitting people." He suffered an upper-body injury prior to the start of the regular season, which was projected to keep him out four-to-six weeks. According to the Montreal Gazette, Murray has a groin injury so it's unclear if he's recovered from that upper-body ailment. Either way, he appears to be getting close to being able to make his regular-season debut with the Canadiens.
Habs' Doug Murray is out for up to six weeks | 09/30/2013 1:06 PM
NewsDoug Murray will miss four-to-six weeks due to an upper-body injury.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactObviously, this is not the start Murray or the Canadiens envisioned when he agreed to a one-year deal a little over a month ago. Missing the first month of the season has the potential to put him a step behind for a while after he returns. He needs to have a good season though to show that he's worthy of a long-term deal this summer after settling for a "show me" contract.
Doug Murray (lower body) is day-to-day | 09/19/2013 10:28 AM
NewsDoug Murray is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
ImpactHis spot on Montreal's group went to Greg Pateryn during Wednesday's practice.
Doug Murray more than a depth defenseman | 08/25/2013 9:06 AM
NewsThere is much more to the Canadiens newly-signed defenseman Doug Murray than most fans realize.
ImpactKnow by many as simply a depth defenseman capable of playing a rugged defensive style, Murray possesses an Ivy League education from Cornell University and was named by The Sporting News as one of the smartest individuals in pro sports in 2010. None of this will help in your fantasy league, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Canadiens confirm Doug Murray signing | 08/22/2013 5:21 PM
NewsMontreal has confirmed the signing of Doug Murray to a one-year contract.
Impact"Douglas Murray is an experienced defenseman with good size and is an seasoned veteran," said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin in a statement. "He will bring a physical dimension to our team and is a significant addition to our group of defensemen. We are happy to have him join our organization for the upcoming season." Murray doesn't have fantasy value in standard leagues, but if you need hits and blocks then he might be worth taking a look at.
Habs set to add Doug Murray to defense corps | 08/22/2013 12:05 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens have reached an agreement in principle with unrestricted free agent defenseman Doug Murray, according to the team's Twitter account.
ImpactAccording to a report from TSN, the deal is a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. Murray split the lockout-shortened season between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had six points, 89 hits, 98 blocks and a minus-9 rating in 43 appearances.
Agent: Canucks, others looking at Doug Murray | 08/13/2013 5:35 PM
NewsAccording to Doug Murray's agent, Anton Thun, the Vancouver Canucks are among several teams interested in the services of the hulking defender.
Impact"We've talked to them off and on all summer," said Thun referring to Vancouver. "At this point we're not close to signing. There are a group of clubs that have interest, so it comes down to the right circumstances and the right dollars. At this point in time there's a gridlock in terms of cap space and money availability with a number of clubs. Until some of that shakes out and the dominoes start to fall, I think the market is going to be tight. Whenever that starts to shake out, we'll react accordingly as to what might be the right place." The Canucks say they are keeping their options open as well. Murray skated in 43 contests last season split between with San Jose and Pittsburgh.
Doug Murray would like to stay in Pittsburgh | 06/12/2013 10:50 AM
NewsDoug Murray hopes to be back with the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.
Impact"This is a very special team," he said. It's a great organization." Murray was acquired from San Jose when the Penguins tried to bulk up their roster close to the NHL trade deadline. He skated on the third defense pairing during the playoffs and finished with a minus-3 rating. Murray is eligible for unrestricted free agency next month of the Penguins don't sign him.
Sharks get Penguins' 2014 second rounder | 05/31/2013 10:18 AM
NewsThe conditional draft pick the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the San Jose Sharks as part of the Doug Murray trade has become a 2014 second-round selection.
ImpactThe condition was that the Pittsburgh Penguins advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Murray has three points, 18 hits, and 23 blocked shots in 11 playoff contests.
Doug Murray has exceeded expectations | 05/15/2013 11:15 AM
NewsDoug Murray recorded five blocked shots in Tuesday's Game 1 victory over Ottawa.
ImpactHe also chipped in an assist to give him three points in seven playoff games. Murray was paired with Deryk Engelland in the contest. "It was great," he said afterward. "He's very similar to myself. He plays a physical game, a simple game. We make simple plays. He's an easy guy to read off." His offensive support has been a surprising addition to his arsenal, to go with his typical contributions of 11 hits and 15 blocks, which has helped him to slightly exceed expectations.
Doug Murray scores again in Penguins' win | 05/10/2013 12:06 PM
NewsDoug Murray produced a goal and 12 penalty minutes in Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over the Islanders Thursday night.
ImpactThat's two goals in five playoff games for the stay-at-home defenseman. Murray tallied one marker in 43 contests during the regular season.
Penguins want to limit turnovers vs. Isles | 05/07/2013 10:39 AM
NewsThe Penguins want to be more careful with the puck in Game 4.
ImpactThe Islanders are a fast team with a quick-strike offense that feasts on turnovers. "We can take care of the puck much better," defenseman Douglas Murray said. "They're a great transition team, and we turn the puck over too much. "I think a lot of it comes down to execution on our part, where we have triggered their offense way too much so far. You have to give them some credit. They've been a lot more aggressive the past two games and made it harder for us. But we still have to execute."
Doug Murray ends very lenghy goal drought | 04/18/2013 12:00 PM
NewsDoug Murray registered his first goal of the season in Wednesday's victory over Montreal.
ImpactHe had not found the back of the net in his previous 146 games. Murray clearly isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he does have three points in nine contests since being acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Doug Murray set to make Penguins debut | 03/28/2013 11:11 AM
NewsDoug Murray is slated to play his first game with the Penguins Thursday night.
ImpactHe has been busy trying to quickly learn the team's system. Murray is expected to get ice time on the penalty kill, but it wouldn't be surprising if his minutes get pulled back a bit as he gets accustomed to his new surroundings.
D. Murray should debut Thurs., help Pens' PK | 03/26/2013 10:07 AM
NewsDoug Murray isn't expected to make his Pittsburgh debut Tuesday night.
ImpactHe should make his first appearance in a Penguins uniform Thursday when the team hosts Winnipeg. Murray's acquisition is intended to help Pittsburgh's penalty kill, which ranks 21st in the league currently. He averaged nearly three minutes of shorthanded time per game with the Sharks and led the team with 64 blocked shots.
Penguins acquire D Doug Murray from San Jose | 03/25/2013 2:23 PM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Doug Murray from San Jose in exchange for second-round picks in the 2013 and 2014 NHL Entry Drafts.
ImpactThe big blueliner has three assists, 64 blocked shots, 56 hits and a minus-8 rating in 29 games this season. He'll add some grit and depth to the Penguins' defense corps and his acquisition comes a day after the team added veteran forward Brenden Morrow in the trade with Dallas.
Doug Murray plays on Monday | 02/12/2013 11:52 AM
NewsDoug Murray was back in the San Jose lineup Monday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactIt was thought he was going to be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game but he replaced Jason Demers in the lineup. He picked up his first point of the season in the loss to the Blue Jackets.
Doug Murray likely to be healthy scratch | 02/11/2013 11:59 AM
NewsExpect to see Doug Murray back in the press box on Monday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe Sharks activated Brent Burns on Saturday and were pleased with their six man unit on the back end of Burns, Dan Boyle, Brad Stuart, Marc-Edouardo Vlasic, Justin Braun and Jason Demers so barring an injury, Murray could have a tough time getting back into the lineup.
Doug Murray healthy scratch against Coyotes | 02/10/2013 10:12 AM
NewsDoug Murray watched Saturday's game against the Coyotes from the press box.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe stay-at-home defenseman was a healthy scratch for the Sharks, whose blue line has only become more crowded with the return of Brent Burns. He's not worth a spot on your fantasy club.
Doug Murray important part of penalty kill | 02/04/2013 12:08 PM
NewsDoug Murray has been an important part of the San Jose penalty kill this season.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe Sharks were the second worst team in the NHL at the penalty kill at 76.9 percent. They have moved it up to 85.7 percent this season where power play efficiency is at 19.9 percent so they are well above average as they are tied for the sixth best in the NHL. "Very important," coach Todd McLellan said of Murray's role when the Sharks are shorthanded. "You can see the dynamic that he plays in those situations. Our penalty kill has been successful lately, and he plays a big role in it. But, it's not about the one, it's about the four - or last night in overtime, the three, in that case." His stellar play on the penalty kill is keeping him in the lineup.
|Assists||13||2 times-last: 2010-11 (SJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||98||2007-08 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2009-10 (SJ)|
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