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Penn State Adds NHL Pick Murray for Second Semester

Penn State players celebrate a goal. Matt Christians

Penn State currently sits atop college hockey’s computer rankings at the midway point of the season thanks to an excellent 13-1-1 record, albeit against an extremely weak schedule.

They’re picking up some extra help for the second half of the season against a much tougher schedule as they look to earn their first ever bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Nittany Lions announced on Monday that Youngstown(USHL) ‘98 F Brett Murray will join the team for the second semester.

Murray is a 6’5” forward, originally from Canada that possesses good playmaking skills. Murray was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres out of Carleton Place in the CCHL, before moving to Youngstown for this past semester.

In the school’s press release, Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky said:

“At 6-5, Brett is an imposing power forward. “His ability to both think the game and get up and down the ice will allow him to make a smooth transition to college hockey.”

Murray’s first games with Penn State will be big ones, as Penn State travels to Columbus for a series against the Big Ten’s next highest-ranked team in Ohio State on January 6-7.