Senators looking to move up from No. 17 spot at NHL draft

Senators GM Bryan Murray (Tony Caldwell, Ottawa Sun)

Senators GM Bryan Murray (Tony Caldwell, Ottawa Sun)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:13 PM ET

Bryan Murray has tried to reach for the top.

He hasn't had any luck.

The Senators GM confirmed Tuesday he's attempted to get into the top 10 of Sunday's NHL entry draft at Prudential Center in New Jersey, but right now it looks like the club will have to be content with selecting 17th overall.

While lots of teams want to move up, nobody is any hurry to slide back because — despite the media hype — this draft isn't as deep as all the experts have made it out to be.

"I think it will be difficult to move up from the indications I've gotten," said Murray in his pre-draft availability Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre. "I've talked to a number of teams now and they haven't even given me a price to move up.

"As I've been told by a couple of managers, 'It's hard to move back to No. 17 from where we are.' Maybe on the day of the draft somebody will come and say, 'If you give me X player I would consider it.' I haven't been given that option so far."


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