ICE pick Troy Murray for defense in first round draft
Garnet Kazuik, Director of Scouting for the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced Defenseman Troy Murray has been selected tenth overall by the club in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. The 23rd annual WHL Bantam Draft began at 8:30 am today in Calgary and is for players born in 1996 and playing in the four Western Provinces and selected regions of the United States.
“Murray fits in our Hockey Club’s mold of what we look for in a player. He is an intelligent player that is able to make plays under pressure which will be a great benefit to the Club,” commented Kazuik. “He is still developing his skills and is willing to help those around him improve as well. We are excited to welcome Troy to the Kootenay ICE organization.”
Murray becomes the 17th first round draft pick in the history of the ICE franchise.
Troy Murray stats:
Birthdate: September 12, 1997
• Hometown: White City, SK
• Position: LD
• Height: 5’11”, weight: 162 lbs.