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Kings alumnus Matt Murray wins Stanley Cup

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Release date: Monday, June 13, 2016

Kings alumnus Matt Murray wins Stanley Cup

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Kings would like to congratulate Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins on their Stanley Cup victory on Sunday night in San Jose, Calif.

The 22-year-old Murray is a Kings’ alumnus having played four years with the organization at the peewee, bantam and minor midget levels.

The Thunder Bay product was instrumental in the Penguins playoff success and their run to the Stanley Cup.

Murray becomes fourth member of the Kings alumni to win a Stanley Cup in the past 11 seasons.

He joins Eric Staal (Carolina) in 2006, Jordan Staal (Pittsburgh) 2009 and Patrick Sharp (Chicago), who won three times in 2010, 2013 & 2015 as Kings alum Stanley Cup champions.

Here are just a few of Murray’s accomplishments he has achieved in his brief yet tremendous two-year span as a professional:

Tied a NHL rookie record for playoff wins by a goaltender with 15 joining Patrick Roy (1986), Ron Hextall (1987) and Cam Ward (2006)
Already third in Pittsburgh franchise history in postseason wins by a goalie.
Was a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs immediately following a loss.
Won 21 of last 27 starts, including regular season and playoffs.
Led all NHL netminders in playoff victories with 15.
Murray’s 15 wins were the most in a postseason by a Penguins rookie goalie.
Became the first Pittsburgh goalkeeper to win four overtime games in a playoff year.
Became first Penguins rookie to record a playoff shutout.
Was named to the Team North America roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey
Recorded first NHL shutout on April 2, 2016 at the New York Islanders
Earned first NHL win back on Dec. 21, 2015 vs. Columbus
Was named an AHL Second-Team All-Star in 2015-16.
Named AHL Goaltender & Rookie of the Year in 2014-15.
Set an AHL record for longest streak without allowing a goal.

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