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Canes Prospects Earn CHL Awards

Murphy, Pistilli take end-of-season honors

Tuesday, 05.26.2009 / 11:53 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Prospects Earn CHL Awards
RALEIGH, NC—The Canadian Hockey League this weekend announced that Carolina Hurricanes 2008 draft pick Mike Murphy was named the league’s winner of the ADT Goaltender of the Year award, while free-agent Hurricanes signee Matthew Pistilli was named the Home Hardware Humanitarian of the Year. The CHL awards honor the top players and coaches in 10 categories across all three leagues that encompass the CHL, the world’s top developmental league for players ages 16-20 – the Ontario Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.

Murphy, 20, finished 2008-09 with a 40-9-2-2 record for the Bellville Bulls of the OHL, and league-leading figures in goals-against average (2.08) and save percentage (.941). He had five shutouts and limited Belleville’s opponents to two or fewer goals in 36 of his 54 games played, helping the Bulls clinch first place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes selected Murphy (5’11”, 161 lbs.) in the sixth round, 165th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on March 18, and is expected to begin his professional career in the 2009-10 season. Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward won the CHL Goaltender of the Year award in 2003-04, his final year of junior hockey.

Pistilli, 20, was a major contributor to the Shawinigan, Que., community in 2008-09, and distinguished himself by visiting underprivileged children, donating his personal tickets to every Cataractes home game and ensuring that the children received VIP recognition as his guests. He participated in local school activities, fundraising initiatives and minor-hockey initiatives. The Hurricanes signed Pistilli (6’2”, 220 lbs.) to a three-year, entry-level contract on May 20 after he led his team and finished fourth in the QMJHL with 45 regular-season goals.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72