Avalanche Pick Up Defenseman Ryan Murray

Colorado made an interesting signing today by bringing Ryan Murray into the fold on a 1 year contract.

The 27-year-old defenseman was a UFA after his last and only season in New Jersey. He had a bit of an off year last year. He played in 48 games with 14 assists, an average of 18:37 per game, 73 blocked shots, 38 hits, and a corsi for % of 43.3%. Do take into consideration that he was in New Jersey, they overall had an up and down year so I think he’ll flip. the script and be good in Colorado. With their lineup and d-core, Murray can only really add to it in my eyes. He’s spent 8 years in the league but he’s pretty much at the median age of Colorado (26). If you like/understand advanced stats, here’s a few of those:

The Avs, once again, are a strong enough team to win the Cup and whoever joins them just seems to play better. I think Murray will really help this squad out come next season. I think we can all clearly see why he went over there, this guy plays to win and that’s exactly how Colorado operates so good for him.

As each day passes and more guys gets signed, I keep getting more and more excited for NHL hockey to be back. With all the moves and big players changing cities, it’s going to be so interesting to watch how every team shapes up. I mean the ink is still wet on Murray’s contracts and I’m thinking about him helping the Av’s defense just embarrass guys on the ice. This 2021-22 season is going to kick ass.

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