Toronto nets veteran goaltender Murray in deal with Ottawa

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs are intensely chasing goaltender Matt Murray — the 28-year-old Ottawa Senators goaltender is leaving the nation’s capital and heading to Toronto.

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs are intensely chasing goaltender Matt Murray — the 28-year-old Ottawa Senators goaltender is leaving the nation’s capital and heading to Toronto.

Toronto acquired Murray, a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and a seventh-round pick in the 2024 draft from the Senators in exchange for future consideration. Ottawa will keep 25% of Murray’s salary in Monday’s trade.

Murray played 246 regular season games with Ottawa (2020-21 to 2021-22) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (2015-16 to 2019-20) during his seven-year NHL career, posting a record 132 – 78-22 with a 2.77 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 14 shutouts.

In the playoffs, the native of Thunder Bay, Ont., is 29-21 with a 2.18 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and six shutouts. Murray was part of Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup winning teams in 2016 and 2017.

In international competition, Murray helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2019 IIHF World Championship and lined up with Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Murray was originally selected by the Penguins in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 11, 2022

The Canadian Press

Carol N. Valencia