What else does Matt Murray have to prove as an NHL goaltender?
He's 22-year old and has already won a Stanley Cup.
Well, until he figures it out, this summer Murray is a wee bit richer having just signed an exclusive memorabilia and collectibles agreement with Fanatics, Inc. per their press release below.
Fanatics, Inc., the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, today announced an exclusive memorabilia and collectibles agreement with Pittsburgh Penguins goalie and recently crowned Stanley Cup Champion Matt Murray. Courtesy of the partnership between Murray and Fanatics, the company’s memorabilia division, Fanatics Authentic, will be the sole distributor of authentic Matt Murray memorabilia, offering a rare selection of signed and game-used collectibles.
Murray joins some of the most prominent names in sports as one of Fanatics’ exclusive athletes, including 2-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, David Ortiz, Peyton Manning, Kris Bryant and Alexander Ovechkin. Murray’s autographed memorabilia is available for purchase across the Fanatics platform (Fanatics.com, Shop.NHL.com, FanaticsAuthentic.com, etc.).
The 22-year old rookie netminder was an integral part of the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Penguins who captured their fourth Cup after defeating the San Jose Sharks Sunday evening. Murray tied the NHL record for most wins by a rookie goaltender in a single postseason (15).
I suspect Murray won't be the last member of the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions to find endorsement deal. This team will forever live in Penguins lore and with that comes some nice local deals and for a few, national deals.