There is not a lot left on Ray Shero's shopping list. Shero, the Penguins general manager, acquired defenseman Douglas Murray from San Jose on Tuesday. The cost was a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional second-round pick in 2014. Murray, 33, was described as Penguins coach Dan Bylsma as a “big, rugged” defenseman. He has previously only played for San Jose, spending each of his eight seasons with the Sharks. Murray is listed at 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds. He could help a Penguins penalty kill that ranks 21st overall. Murray averaged just under three minutes of shorthanded ice time with San Jose this season, and his 64 blocks were in the top 25 among all NHL players. Adding Murray gives the Penguins nine defensemen, with only rookie Simon Despres not needing to clear waivers for an AHL assignment. The Penguins acquired Murray a day after landing left winger Brenden Morrow from Dallas. Morrow, the Stars' former captain, did not practice with the Penguins on Monday but did arrive in Pittsburgh.
Penguins acquire defenseman Douglas Murray from San Jose
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Mar 25