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 Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2016 07:50 pm
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The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up goaltender Matt Murray on a three-year, $11.25-million contract extension Thursday, the team announced.

The 22-year-old inked the deal, which will pay him an annual average of $3.75 million, after proving his worth in his first real taste of the NHL last season.

The club's third-round pick in 2012 made his debut playing in 13 regular season games, posting a 9-2-0 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.

However, it's in the postseason where Murray proved he could be the Penguins' goalie of the future. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native carried Pittsburgh to a Stanley Cup win thanks to a 15-6 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.

Murray, who's recovering from a broken hand suffered while backstopping Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey, had his first practice with the team since going down with the injury on Wednesday, and, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, should be in game shape within the next couple of weeks.