Coyotes ink Garth Murray to one-year contract

Sports Network

7/19/2008 1:40:32 PM

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes signed center Garth Murray to a one-year contract, the club announced Friday. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Murray, 25, began last season with the Montreal Canadiens and skated in one game before being claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers. He then sustained a season-ending shoulder injury after appearing in just six games with the Panthers.

Originally selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (79th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the Regina, Saskatchewan native has registered eight goals and two assists in 106 career NHL games with the Rangers, Canadiens and Panthers.