Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garth Murray
Garth Murray was born September 17, 1982 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The third choice, 79th overall selection of the New York Rangers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Murray is a graduate of the WHL's Regina Pats.

A member of Canada's Gold Medal winning team at the 2000 Four Nations Cup, Murray went on to play parts of five seasons with Regina registering 155 points (78-77-155) along with 595 penalty minutes. In 2001-02, Murray was named to Canada's World Junior Team that captured silver at the 2002 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.

Following a successful junior career, Murray made his professional debut with the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford in the spring of 2002 before playing first full professional season in 2002-03. In his first full season Murray tallied 24 points (10-14-24) before making his NHL debut with the Rangers in 2003-04.

Prior to the 2005-06 season, Murray was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens. He would go on to split that season with the Canadiens and their AHL affiliate in Hamilton. The following season, the tenacious forechecker appeared in a career high 43 regular-season games with the Habs before he was sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury.

In the summer of 2008, Garth Murray signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. Samsonov. With both the Oilers and Bruins in 2005-06 Reasoner set a career high in games, assist and points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Calgary Buffaloes AMHL 56 26 34 60 110
1997-98 Regina Pats WHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Regina Pats WHL 60 3 5 8 101 -3
1999-00 Regina Pats WHL 68 14 26 40 155 -9 7 1 1 2 7
2000-01 Regina Pats WHL 72 28 16 44 183 0 6 1 1 2 10
2001-02 Regina Pats WHL 62 33 30 63 154 +23 6 2 3 5 9
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 4 0 0 0 0 -5 9 1 3 4 6
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 12 +5
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 64 10 14 24 121 +2 2 0 0 0 6
2003-04 New York Rangers NHL 20 1 0 1 24 -5
2003-04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 63 11 11 22 159 +5 16 0 4 4 29
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 55 4 5 9 182 0 5 1 0 1 8
2005-06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 36 5 1 6 44 -2 6 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 26 1 1 2 46 -5
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 2 1 3 32 -10
2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 0 0 19 0
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 0 0 0 12 -2
2008-09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 64 11 10 21 146 -22
2009-10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 80 9 22 31 169 -5 13 1 2 3 34
2010-11 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 8 2 1 3 23 +1
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 55 6 5 11 90 -10 13 0 1 1 42
2011-12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 62 3 10 13 112 0 15 1 3 4 29
NHL Totals 116 8 2 10 131 6 0 0 0 0


Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for Marcel Hossa, September 30, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Florida from Montreal, November 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 18, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Manitoba (AHL), December 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by St. John's (AHL), October 6, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, October 31, 2012.
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