Cory Murphy

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Cory Murphy
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Born (1978-02-13) February 13, 1978 (age 36)
Kanata, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Blues
Ilves
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HIFK
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
ZSC Lions
HC Dinamo Minsk
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Cory Murphy (born February 13, 1978 in Kanata, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Murphy played collegiate hockey with Colgate University. Murphy then played five seasons in SM-liiga, the top professional ice hockey league in Finland; two for Blues, two for Ilves and in 2006–07 for HIFK. In the 2003–04 season with Ilves, he was chosen to the series' all-star team. In the 2006–07 season with HIFK, he was awarded Kultainen kypärä for best player in the league, as well as Lasse Oksanen trophy for best player of the season during regular season play and Pekka Rautakallio trophy for best defenseman of the season. Murphy was a member of the Canadian team in the 2007 IIHF World Championship that won gold in a 4-2 win against Finland in Moscow.[1]

On March 27, 2007, Murphy signed a two-year National Hockey League contract with Florida Panthers.[2] Murphy's first NHL goal was scored October 6, 2007 against Kevin Weekes of the New Jersey Devils.

In the 2008–09 seasons, Cory played seven games for the Panthers while bothered by a re-occurring shoulder injury. Murphy was sent to affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for a two-week conditioning stint before being recalled by the Panthers on January 15, 2009.[3] Murphy was subsequently claimed off re-entry waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 19, 2009.[4] On July 17, 2009, he was signed by the New Jersey Devils to a two-way contract.[5]

On June 4, 2010, Murphy returned to Switzerland signing a two-year contract with ZSC Lions of the NLA.[6]

On May 21, 2013, Murphy signed a two-year deal with the Swedish team Växjö Lakers of the Elitserien.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1997–98
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1999–00
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2000–01

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Colgate University ECAC 35 8 19 27 38
1998–99 Colgate University ECAC 34 3 23 26 26
1999–00 Colgate University ECAC 35 10 19 29 26
2000–01 Colgate University ECAC 34 7 22 29 34
2001–02 Blues SM-l 46 9 15 24 38 3 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Blues SM-l 45 11 4 15 49 7 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Ilves SM-l 56 18 26 44 22 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Ilves SM-l 56 12 23 35 36 7 1 3 4 18
2005–06 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 44 13 22 35 52
2006–07 HIFK SM-l 45 13 37 50 46 5 0 1 1 4
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 47 2 15 17 22
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 5 2 4 6 2
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 25 5 10 15 12
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 2 1 3 2
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 64 6 38 44 30 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 ZSC Lions NLA 49 10 25 35 30 5 0 3 3 0
2011–12 ZSC Lions NLA 24 3 7 10 4
2012–13 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 52 5 26 31 36
NHL totals 91 9 27 36 38
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Canada WC 9 1 6 7 8
Senior int'l totals 9 1 6 7 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murphy crawls out of woodwork, into the show". Canada.com. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Panthers sign Murphy". m&c.com. 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Florida Panthers bring back Cory Murphy". foxsports.com. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Cory Murphy claimed off waivers". sun-sentinel.com. 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Devils ink defenseman Cory Murphy to two-way contract". tsn.ca. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Cory Murphy commits to ZSC". ZSC Lions. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

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Preceded by
Tony Salmelainen
Winner of the Lasse Oksanen trophy
2006–07
Succeeded by
Ville Leino