Matt Murray has experienced tremendous success in his brief pro career, from re-writing the American Hockey League’s record books in 2014-15 to raising the Stanley Cup last June in Pittsburgh.
Now the young net minder, who still hasn’t experienced a full season in the NHL, appears to have secured his immediate future.
Murray signed a three-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins today, a deal that kicks in with the start of the 2017-18 season. He is slated to make more than $11 million over the course of the contract. Not bad for a player who started last year third on the Pittsburgh depth chart.
The 22-year old from Thunder Bay, Ontario, has yet to suit up for Pittsburgh this season, due to a hand injury suffered in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. But Murray was back on the ice practicing with the club shortly after putting pen to paper on his new deal.