The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that goaltending Coach SCOTT MURRAY has accepted a position as a goaltending coach with the NHL’s Washington Capitals organization. Murray has served as the Wolves’ goaltending coach for the past five years. The Sudbury native has worked with a number of Wolves’ goaltenders including: ALAIN VALIQUETTE, JOEL VIENNEAU, JOHAN MATSSON, FRANKY PALAZZESE, TAYLOR DUPUIS and MICHAEL MUZYKA.
“Scott has been an important part of our coaching staff for the past five years and we are grateful for all of his hard work with our goaltenders and dedication to our team” states Wolves’ President and GM Blaine Smith. “We want to wish Scott and his family all the best in their exciting new venture with the Washington Capitals organization.”
Murray is the third Wolves’ coach in the last 12 months to progress to the professional ranks. Jeff Beukeboom joined the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate team the Connecticut Whale as an Assistant Coach last July, while Wolves’ Head Coach Trent Cull recently accepted a position with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization as an Assistant Coach with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch. Most recently, former Wolves’ Bench Boss Mike Foligno was hired as an Assistant Coach with the New Jersey Devils.
“The OHL is all about promoting players, coaches, managers, trainers and game officials to the next level” notes Wolves’ President Blaine Smith. “As an OHL member club, the Sudbury Wolves have developed some very good people for the professional ranks.” The Wolves will begin an immediate search for a qualified Goaltending Coach to work with the club’s goaltenders this season.