Texas Signs ATO Goalie Matt Murray, Reschedules Final Game in Manitoba

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)

Emptying out the inbox a bit with the Stars on a five-game winning streak...

First, Texas has finally rescheduled their game against Manitoba. Originally slated for February 5 in Winnipeg, the game will now be the final contest of the regular season for both clubs on April 26th at Manitoba. Texas's now-penultimate game is in Iowa on April 23rd.

Second, the ATO train continues with goalie Matt Murray signing a deal to Texas this afternoon. The college free agent comes out of UMass, where he holds the college's records for wins and shutouts all-time.

Here's that release:

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today the club signed goaltender Matt Murray to an amateur tryout agreement.

Murray, 24, joins the Stars after finishing his final season at the University of Massachusetts, where he led the Minutemen to the NCAA Tournament with a 21-12-2 record, a 2.31 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 36 appearances. In five seasons, he went 73-39-4 in 121 games and helped UMass win the 2020-21 National Championship.

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound native of St. Albert, Alberta was originally undrafted, but helped the Minutemen to two Hockey East titles, and holds the school’s all-time record for wins (73) and shutouts (14).