National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Ryan Murray
Selection2 (2 overall)
Previous TeamEverett (WHL)
Notes: Second-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the top- rated defenseman on that list...Played in just 46 games for Everett of the WHL in 2011-12, but still led all Silvertip defensemen with 31 points on nine goals and 22 assists...Was named Everett's captain at the start of the 2010-11 season, making him the youngest captain in team history...Recorded 46 points (6G, 40A) in 70 games during the 2010-11 campaign...Played for Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships and helped the team secure a Bronze Medal by posting three assists over six games...Is the second-youngest player to skate for Team Canada at the WJC after Paul Kariya (1993)...Scouts are divided on how big of an upside Murray has at the NHL level. Some compare him to Scott Niedermayer, while others feel he may only be a safe pick.

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