Murray, Markstrom Take Home AHL Honors
Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has had quite a rookie year in the American Hockey League. At 20 years old, the 2012 Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick put up numbers rarely seen in the AHL.
Murray’s .943 save percentage, 1.51 GAA, and 12 shutouts in 39 games have earned him a place on the All Rookie Team and the First All Star Team, as well as the awards for Outstanding Rookie and Goaltender of the Year. His 304:11 shutout streak in February and March of this year set an AHL record.
In addition, Vancouver Canucks prospect Jacob Markstrom was named to the league’s Second All Star Team. In 28 games with the Utica Comets, Markstrom has had a .932 save percentage, a 1.91 GAA, and 5 shutouts (and one goalie fight) while allowing 2 or fewer goals in 21 of his games.
The AHL’s regular season is still in progress. Playoffs will begin April 20 and both the WBS Penguins and the Utica Comets will be battling for the Calder Cup.