Habs call up Murray from Hamilton

Saturday, 03.12.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Montreal Canadiens


The Canadiens acquired Garth Murray from the Rangers
on Sept. 30, 2005, in exchange for Marcel Hossa.

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MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Saturday that forward Garth Murray has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Murray, 23, has played in all 25 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06, collecting one goal and one assist (1-1-2) and 46 penalty minutes. With the Hartford Wolfpack in 2004-05, the Regina, Saskatchewan native registered nine points (four goals, five assists) and 182 penalty minutes in 55 games.

The 6-foot-2, 213-pound centre was acquired by the Canadiens from the New York Rangers in return for forward Marcel Hossa on September 30, 2005. He was chosen in the third round (79th overall) by the New York Rangers in the 2001 Entry Draft. In his 20 NHL games with the Rangers, all in 2003-04, Murray had one goal and 24 penalty minutes.