Murray named Team WHL captain for Wednesday's Super Series game

Monday, 11.12.2012 / 4:51 PM
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com / CBJ Today


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the second time in a week, a Blue Jackets prospect will captain the Canadian side of the CHL Subway Super Series.

The annual six-game exhibition is one of Hockey Canada's signature evaluation periods for the IIHF World Junior Championships, which will be held in Ufa, Russia just after the Christmas holiday. For two weeks, the top prospects in the CHL's three member leagues go head-to-head with Russia's best prospects -- and it gives the Canadian management team a firsthand look at who's prepared to represent the country.

Ryan Murray will serve as captain for Team WHL when it opens its two-game slate against Russia on Wednesday night in Vancouver. The 19-year-old defenseman currently serves as captain of the Everett Silvertips, who just recently broke a seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Tri-City Americans.

This year marks the third consecutive year that Murray has represented the WHL in the Subway Super Series, and the second overall pick in June's draft will be joined by several players he shared the stage with in Pittsburgh.

Griffin Reinhart, Matt Dumba, and Morgan Rielly joined Murray as defensemen selected in the 2012 draft -- and all four will be in the WHL lineup on Wednesday night.

Murray has scored two goals and added 15 assists in 22 games for the Silvertips this season, putting him ninth among all WHL defensemen in scoring.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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