Men’s D-III Player of the Year honor goes to Babson’s Murray

Babson goalie Jamie Murray shuts the door during the Frozen Fenway game in 2014 against Norwich (photo: Mike Tureski).
Jamie Murray is leaving college hockey with a bang.The Babson senior goalie not only won the Joe Concannon Award, the Sid Watson Award, NEHC Player and Goaltender of the Year this season, but has also been named the Men’s Division III Player of the Year.This season with the Beavers, Murray went 14-5-3 with a 1.61 GAA and a .940 save percentage. Babson lost in the NEHC championship game to Massachusetts-Boston.Murray was also selected as an East First Team All-American for the third season in a row.At the end of the year, Murray signed with the San Jose Sharks organization.”Playing pro hockey is something I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid, and actually getting the opportunity to sign with the Sharks organization is an amazing feeling,” said Murray in a news release. “Before Babson, I didn’t even know if I would get a chance to play in college, so being able to take this next step is pretty surreal. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.””The entire Babson hockey family is extremely proud of Jamie,” added Babson coach Jamie Rice. “He gets to fulfill every player’s dream of signing a professional contract, which is a testament to his perseverance, abilities, personal dedication and development over his career here. Jamie has left an indelible mark on the Babson hockey record books as one of the most decorated players in our history, and he now has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him. The Sharks organization is renowned for their development of players and I know they will help Jamie reach his full potential. Jamie’s signing also speaks to the incredibly high level of play across Division III.”Jamie has competed and prepared himself for this moment, and we wish him continued success as he begins this new and exciting chapter in his hockey life.”Additionally, USCHO announced its three All-USCHO Men’s D-III Teams for the 2015-16 season.

2015-16 All-USCHO First Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Erik CooperFSt. Norbert
Joe KaliszFWisconsin-Stevens Point
Matt LemireFMassachusetts-Boston
Alex BrooksDWisconsin-Stevens Point
Zander MasucciDWilliams
Jamie MurrayGBabson

2015-16 All-USCHO Second Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Stephen CollinsFGeneseo
Charlie AdamsFHamline
Brandon ZurnFHamline
Blake ThompsonDSt. Norbert
Rich BottingDPlattsburgh
Jordyn KauferGAugsburg

2015-16 All-USCHO Third Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Trevor HillsFGeneseo
Mac OlsonFHobart
Dylan NowakowskiFSt. Scholastica
Pat CondonDGeneseo
Tyler BishopDMassachusetts-Boston
Marcus ZelzerGSalem State


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