Last season, he signed an AHL contract with the Rochester Americans and got off to a fast start with three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in the first 15 games. Despite his production dipping in the remaining 40 games played that season with just six goals and four assists, he looked to develop into a nice big and physical presence in the Amerks lineup. Murray has a nice scoring touch to his game, but where he could use some work going forward is with his skating and his play with the puck.
Despite his exclusive rights expiring with the Sabres this offseason, the 22-year-old was still able to do enough to earn his first NHL contract with the Sabres.
“Brett acclimated very well to the AHL and showed continued improvement throughout the season," said general manager Kevyn Adams in a team statement. "He has a unique blend of size and scoring ability and we’re excited to see his development continue.”