Statistics: 37 GP, 19-27—46
Brady Murray faced some heavy expectations
entering his first season of college hockey.
As the son of an NHL coach, he already had
the spotlight on him. As if that wasn’t enough, he
was selected in the NHL Draft and considered one of the
top prizes in the rookie class of recruits.
Then he got on campus and found a spot alongside
Zach Parise and Brandon Bochenski on the Fighting Sioux’s
top line. Head coach Dean Blais wondered if the trio might
not combine to score 100 goals.
They didn’t quite hit that mark –
they scored 69 goals – and didn’t spend all
season together. But there’s no way you can say Murray
didn’t meet expectations, no matter how high they
His 46 points tied for the lead among all
freshmen in college hockey, and his 1.24 points per game
easily led the nation. What’s more, he quickly became
an integral part of the team that was ranked No. 1 in the
nation for most of the season.