Blue Jackets Recall Zac Dalpe, Ryan Murray from Monsters
Dalpe appeared in 10 games for Columbus earlier this season, Murray’s conditioning loan ends.
The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the Blue Jackets recalled center Zac Dalpe and defenseman Ryan Murray from their loans to Cleveland. In ten appearances for the Blue Jackets this season, Dalpe posted 13 penalty minutes and a -3 rating and added 9-14-23 with 28 penalty minutes and a -3 rating in 28 appearances for the Monsters. Murray supplied 1-4-5 with four penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 24 appearances for the Blue Jackets and added 1-0-1 in one appearance for the Monsters.
A 6’2”, 194 lb., right-handed native of Paris, ON, Dalpe was originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and contributed 12-12-24 with 36 penalty minutes and a -31 rating in 138 NHL appearances for the Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, and Blue Jackets spanning parts of eight seasons from 2010-18. In 298 AHL appearances spanning parts of eight seasons from 2010-18 for the Albany River Rats, Charlotte Checkers, Utica Comets, Rochester Americans, Iowa Wild, and the Monsters, Dalpe logged 106-107-213 with 126 penalty minutes and a +5 rating. Prior to his professional career, Dalpe tallied 24-36-70 with 44 penalty minutes and a +19 rating in 76 NCAA appearances for Ohio State University.
A 6’1”, 205 lb., left-handed native of Regina, SK, Murray, 24, was selected in the first round (second overall) by the Blue Jackets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and provided 12-53-65 with 86 penalty minutes and a +5 rating in 244 NHL appearances for Columbus spanning five seasons from 2013-18. Prior to his professional career, Murray notched 22-99-121 with 121 penalty minutes and a +51 rating in 191 appearances for the WHL’s Everett Silvertips spanning parts of five seasons from 2009-13. In international competition, Murray helped Team Canada claim the Gold Medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championships and the Bronze Medal at the 2012 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships. Murray additionally competed for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
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