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I'm just going to enjoy the day. It's been unbelievable," he said.
He backed up veteran Jack Campbell for much of the 2011 12 campaign, but still managed to suit up for 36 games.
Murray says wasn't "very nervous" when the day began. But as things progressed and the draft entered the third round, he started to squirm a bit in his seat.
He posted a 4.08 goals against average and a .876 save percentage.
Murray was ranked 18th among North American goalies by NHL Central Scouting heading into the weekend.
Being drafted by Pittsburgh was a complete surprise, he said. He had not spoken with any representatives of the team before the draft.
Meanwhile, excitement was evident in the voice of defenceman Colin Miller after being selected by the Kings.
Sault native Colin Miller was picked by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round (151st overall).
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He said it's an added thrill to be drafted to a team that has some of the best players in the world.
Three Soo Greyhounds were drafted by NHL teams on Saturday, but Murray went the highest.
"It really is a dream come true," Murray said a few hours after hearing his name called at the Consol Energy Center, the home of the Penguins. "Growing up as a kid everybody says they're going to make the NHL, or everybody wants to be an NHL hockey player.
of Thunder Bay said being drafted into the NHL represents his biggest day in hockey, to date.
"Having the crowd cheer when you put on the jersey is just something else," he said.
"Especially with it being as unexpected as it was. It really still hasn't hit me yet. You think of names like Marc Andre Fleury one of my favorite goaltenders and obviously Sidney Crosby and (Evgeni) Malkin. Some of the biggest names and one of the biggest teams in hockey. Just to be drafted to this organization is an absolute honour."
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"I wouldn't be here without them."
Miller was following the draft on his computer at home Saturday when Los Angeles was about to select in the fifth round.
Murray goes in third round to Penguins
the past few seasons.
Round 1 of the 2012 draft went Friday night while rounds 2 7 were held Saturday.
"I just took the first step towards that."
"It was definitely a shock because I had talked to quite a few teams, but Pittsburgh was not one of them," said the six foot four, 175 pound Murray. "But I couldn't have been happier to hear my name called."
Murray will begin the 2012 13 season with the Hounds as the team's No. 1 goalie.
Defenceman Gianluca Curcuruto an 18 year old native of Richmond Hill, Ont. was taken in the seventh round (182nd overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Being picked by the hometown Penguins made things that much more special, he said.
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