Spirit graduate Justin Murray signs AHL contract with Bridgeport

Ontario Hockey League


Bridgeport, Conn. – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Friday that defenceman Justin Murray has agreed to terms on an AHL contract for the 2019-20 season.

Murray, 20, collected a career-high 12 goals, 28 assists and 40 points in 67 Ontario Hockey League games (OHL) last season, splitting time between the Barrie Colts and Saginaw Spirit. He also earned a plus-30 rating, and scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in 13 playoff games with Saginaw, skating alongside Islanders draft picks Bode Wilde and Blade Jenkins.

A native of London, Ont., Murray recorded 108 points (23 goals, 85 assists) and a plus-58 rating in 260 career OHL games between Saginaw and Barrie. He served as Barrie’s captain in 2017-18.

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