2. Jordy Murray, LW
Freshman, University of Wisconsin
CS ranking: 175th
The son of St. Louis Blues head coach Andy Murray, Jordy posted 13 points (eight goals, five assists) and was one of only four Badgers to play in all 40 games this season. He was named to the WCHA Final Five All-Tournament team after posting two goals, including the game winner in the Final Five consolation game versus North Dakota.
Murray is a small, exceedingly quick forward who combines superb hockey sense with high energy and ultra-aggressiveness. He sees the ice remarkably well and knows where the play will end up. One notable attribute about Murray is his smart decisions with the puck, both in offensive and defensive situations. He can play in any type of situation and does a good job in supporting plays. While Murray possesses a very good shot, he could stand to shoot more.
Wisconsin assistant coach Kevin Patrick on Murray: “The biggest strength that Jordy has brought to the table this year is his unbelievable work ethic. Everything that he does builds off of that tenacity and work ethic. That allows him to create things offensively by going to the net and doing a lot of the hard things. Jordy is a great compliment on any line that he plays on. He finishes every check and does all of the little things well to be successful.”