Bemidji State hockey alum Andrew Murray scores two goals in first two preseason games for San Jose Sharks

Andrew Murray (28) battles for the puck with Anaheim's Mathieu Carle (46) during the second period during an NHL pre-season hockey game at HP Pavilion on September 23, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Former Bemidji State hockey player Andrew Murray has two power-play goals in each of the first two preseason games for the San Jose Sharks.

He scored in the third periods of Wednesday’s 6-1 victory and Friday’s 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Murray played a total of 15:49 in Wednesday’s game, 3:24 on the power play and had two shots on goal.

He played a total of 15:07 in Friday’s game, 2:45 on the power play and had four shouts on goal. Here is a video of the goals from Friday’s game. You can see Murray putting back his own rebound at the end of the tape.

The Sharks have a loaded roster this season. Murray signed in the offseason is competing for a fourth-line role.

Murray played at BSU from 2001-05 and ranks third on BSU’s Division I-era scoring list (115 points). He has 23 goals and 13 assists in 181 career NHL games.

Here’s a feature story on Murray from the Sharks back in July.

Anaheim Ducks goalie Dan Ellis makes a save in front of Andrew Murray 28) of the San Jose Sharks in the second period during an NHL pre-season hockey game at HP Pavilion on September 23, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)


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