Sharks trade Douglas Murray to Penguins

Sharks trade Douglas Murray to Penguins
March 25, 2013, 10:30 am
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In 29 games this season, Douglas Murray has three assists and 26 penalty minutes and a -8 rating. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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The Sharks have traded defenseman Douglas Murray to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a second round pick in 2013 and a conditional second round pick in 2014.

 
In a statement, general manager Doug Wilson said: "We have tremendous respect for Douglas as a hockey player and a person. He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons and he has been in the Sharks family for the past 14 years. This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves."
 
Murray has spent his entire eight-year career with the Sharks since getting drafted by the club in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 451 career NHL games, Murray has six goals and 53 assists for 59 points and 361 penalty minutes.
 
In 29 games this season, Murray has three assists and 26 penalty minutes and a -8 rating. He is first on the team in blocked shots (64) and second in shorthanded ice time per game (2:53).

If the Penguins do not resign Murray or fail to win two playoff rounds this season, the 2014 second round pick becomes a third round pick, according to ESPN's Pierre Lebrun.