Monday, September 28, 2009

09/10 Men's Previews: #28 Jordy Murray


Vitals:

Position: Forward
Year in School: Sophomore
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Height: 5-9
Weight: 175 lbs
Hometown: Fairbault, MN
Major: Undeclared
Previous Team: Shattuck St. Mary’s in 07/08

NHL Considerations: His brother has played for the Kings and his dad coaches the Blues, he has a ways to go, but he’s on the right track.

08/09 Stats: 40 games, 8-5-13, +1, 40 PIM
07/08 Stats: 60 games, 38-57-95

09/10 Role: 3rd line, PK

08/09 Recap: Jordy played in every game last season as a freshman. Started strong w/ two points against Boston College, and finished strong w/ two goals against North Dakota at the Final Five to earn All-Tourney honors. He was one of the hardest workers on the ice each night and rarely made any mistakes.

Biggest Strength: He’s great in his own end, played the PK the whole season.

Biggest Weakness: He needs to be more consistent, some nights he looks ready to be a bigger contributor on offense, but then disappears. He was a freshman, no big deal.

09/10 Thoughts: Jordy should be ready to take his game to the next level this season and be a bigger part of the offense. I would expect him to be a regular again on the PK, and might even see some PP time. His game suits any role he needs to play on the team. He can grind in the corner, plays great defense and can also be a playmaker. I want to see more of the playmaker this season. I’m hoping that Eaves agrees w/ Chuck and I and puts Jordy on the LW w/ Craig Smith and Derek Stepan. The “kids” line could be a good one.

Prediction: 35 games, 8-14-22*
*All predictions for regular season only

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