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Bulldogs at 81: Jake Murray

Bulldogs at 81: Jake Murray

The Hamilton Bulldogs select their third center of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection draft, Jake Murray of the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Minor Midget AAA. Awesome point per game average, you’ll have to assume he’s fallen to the fourth round due to being a little lighter on the size index. Really impressed that the Bulldogs made this selection, it’s been well documented that he’s battled nasal cancer. Indications that he’s got a lot of the character (courage) that Staios really values. (Source)

Dave Coulson, Alliance Hockey Scout – Health issues probably had Jake drop to this point, but all the talk has been about his recovery and his excitement to get back onto the ice. Murray was the Alliance scoring champion during the regular season despite suffering from these issues throughout the season. A small forward who has success getting around defenders, Murray is an offensive threat in the OHL if he can grow into a junior hockey frame.”(Source)

Brendan Ross, The – “A quick and skilled playmaking center, Murray is the catalyst of the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs’ attack and one of the top prospects out of the Alliance. He led the league in scoring with a remarkable 51 points in 32 games, even without the offensive support of other productive league members. He makes up for his smaller stature through a combination of shifty skating, skill and a high level of hockey sense. Plays the game intelligently with and without the puck and reads the ice instinctively in all areas. Murray was held out of competitions late in the season due to health issues and because of the lack of exposure, he could be considered a sleeper – and damn good one”. (Source)

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