Who is Matt Murley?
Matt Murley is an American former professional NHL ice hockey forward who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Phoenix Coyotes. He is now a betting analyst for Barstool Sports’ hockey podcast, Spittin’ Chiclets.
Birth and Age
Matt Murley was born in Troy, New York on December 17, 1979. He is currently 42 years young.
Career Span and History of Matt Murley
As a youth, Matt Murley competed in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey club from Syracuse.
Murley played university hockey for four seasons at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round (51st overall) in 1999, but he did not report until the days prior to training camp began. Murley played with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League before being called up for the 2003-2004 season.
In 2006, Murley’s contract with Pittsburgh ended and Murley signed as a free-agent with the Colorado Avalanche. Murley played the full 2006–07 season with Colorado’s then minor league affiliate, the Albany River Rats. His one-year contract with Phoenix expired on July 20, 2007.
Murley signed for one season with the Carolina Hurricanes after splitting the season between the San Antonio Rampage and the Albany River Rats, the team’s affiliate in the AHL. He had previously been expected to rejoin the AHL team of the same name for a second season.
Carolina reassigned Murley to the AHL’s Albany River Rats. However, instead of joining the River Rats, Murley informed the Hurricanes that he was signing with Khabarovsk Amur, of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). On October 9, 2009, Murley signed with Khabarovsk and finished his season in the KHL.
On October 6, 2009, Murley signed with Langenthal of the Swiss National League B (NLB) in Switzerland. He has also played for Lugano of the Swiss National League A (NLA) and the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the NLA.
Murley signed a two-month contract with a club called Link pings HC on September 1, 2010. On October 19, 2010, the tryout contract was terminated. Murley signed a two-month contract with Timr IK on November 25, 2010. Murley finished the season with fifteen points in thirty-two games.
On January 20, 2011, Murley signed an extension with Timr IK that would keep him on the team during the 2011-12 Elitserien season. Murley was re-signed because he was “a player that fits in all situations,” and he fit well with Timr IK.
On July 9, 2013, Murley signed as a free agent to a contract with a new member of the Kontinental Hockey League, KHL Medve ak Zagreb from Croatia. He joined fellow KHL team HC Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia for the 2014-15 season.
Murley headed off to the German professional Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the 2015-16 season, agreeing to terms with N rnberg Ice Tigers. He left N rnberg in the summer of 2016 and signed with Japanese side Oji Eagles in July 2016.
After one season with the Eagles, Murley continued in the Asian League, playing the last two of his pro seasons with South Korean Incheon-based team Daemyung Killer Whales.
Two and a half years after being retired, Murley then returned to professional hockey, finishing the 2021-22 season playing for Kovlands Ishockeyin the second-tier Swedish league.
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Legacy of Matt Murley
These days, in our society, it is not completely out of the ordinary to want to rid your child of class so they can practice for a hockey game. When Tom Murley did it in the 1980s and ’90s, it may have raised a few eyebrows.
Nevertheless, Syracuse hockey coach Don Kirnan witnessed the Murley family only as a strong group, and not an unwelcome disruption. “His mother and father are just outstanding people. They just are good people,” the celebrated coach explained.
This characteristic was shared by several different hockey parents of the players of that era. “They would help everybody,” Don admired. “They made everyone better.”
Kirnan’s achievements have had a major effect on many other talented individuals, such as Brian Gionta, Tim Connolly, and Matt Murley. They all benefited from each other, too, fitting their talents and any specialities. Kirnan remembers Matt Murley’s mind as being particularly ingenious.
Howe, actually whom Kirnan saw live, would be so bold to say that he broke a record. “The reason why Gordie (Matty Howe, the sports actor who replaced Kirnan) could perform so late in his career is because he’d already mastered the sport; he had an awareness of where the puck was coming from seconds beforehand.”
Recent Updates about Matt Murley
As of 2022, Matt Murley is a Sports betting analyst and expert for Barstool.