The Portage Terriers have traded 17-year-old defenceman Owen Murray to the Pentiction Vees of the BCHL for future considerations.
“Coming to us as a 16-year-old Owen proved he could play at a high level being awarded Rookie of Year honors in 2018-19” says Terrier head coach and GM Blake Spiller. “Paired with Caelan McPhee they played a lot of key minutes and were key contributors in our 2018-19 Anavet Cup Championship Season.”
Over two years with the Terriers the Decker, MB product put up 67 points in 85 games. Not the biggest defenceman on the ice at 5’10” and 181 pounds, he used his speed and quickness to make plays and get recognized. Murray was a CJHL Rookie of the Year Finalist (2018-19), played for team Canada West at the World Junior A challenge and was invited to the MJHL/SJHL showcase.
Murray has committed to U Mass Amherst (NCAA Div I) and he is also property of the Green Bay Ramblers (USHL). Because of his late December birthday, he is NHL draft eligible in 2021.