Colin Murphy (ice hockey)

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Colin Murphy
Born (1980-04-11) April 11, 1980 (age 34)
Fort McMurray, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Toronto Marlies
Portland Pirates
Augsburger Panther
Hamburg Freezers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Colin Murphy (born April 11, 1980 in Fort McMurray, Alberta) is a left winger currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the Hamburg Freezers.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Murphy played collegiate hockey with Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Scoring at a point per game pace with 152 points in 145 games, Murphy was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 14, 2005.[1]

Murphy made his professional debut upon completion of his college career, playing the Leafs affiliate the St. John's Maple Leafs at the end of the 2004–05 season. Colin started his first full pro season in 2005–06 and became the first player to score for new leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

On August 4, 2008, Murphy was signed by the Buffalo Sabres as an unrestricted free agent.[2] He was then assigned to affiliate, the Portland Pirates for the 2008–09 season.

On May 11, 2009, Murphy signed a one-year contract with German team, Augsburger Panther.[3] Colin finished second on the Panthers in scoring with 57 points for the 2009–10 season before signing with fellow DEL team the Hamburg Freezers on June 28, 2010.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 2004–05
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Michigan Tech WCHA 38 8 19 27 40
2002–03 Michigan Tech WCHA 37 20 20 40 42
2003–04 Michigan Tech WCHA 33 15 17 32 28
2004–05 Michigan Tech WCHA 37 11 42 53 40
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 12 1 7 8 34 5 1 3 4 7
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 53 16 18 34 44 4 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 73 20 36 56 126
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 68 11 27 38 152 11 2 3 5 34
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 50 13 17 30 50 5 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Augsburger Panther DEL 53 19 38 57 90 14 2 9 11 18
2010–11 Hamburg Freezers DEL 51 18 30 48 40
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 18 4 4 8 28
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 32 8 8 16 24 6 1 4 5 20
AHL totals 256 61 105 166 406 25 3 6 9 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leafs trim roster". leafs.nhl.com. 2005-09-30. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Sabres sign pair of free agents". sabres.nhl.com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Colin Murphy signs with Augsburg". (in german) aevpanther.de. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Freezers complete attack: Engelhardt, Murphy from Augsburger" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 

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