Ryan Murphy (ice hockey, born 1993)
Murphy with the Hurricanes on 2013
March 31, 1993 |
Aurora, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|NHL Draft||12th Overall, 2011
Murphy was selected by the Kitchener Rangers third overall in the 2009 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Bantam Draft. He began his first season as a 16 year old and led the OHL in rookie defencemen scoring, scoring 39 points in 62 games playing on a defensive pairing with Columbus Blue Jackets first rounder John Moore. He followed up his stellar rookie campaign by helping the Rangers proceed to the third round of the OHL Playoffs with 17 points in 20 games, leading the Rangers in defence scoring.
Murphy broke out his sophomore season, leading the OHL in defencemen goal scoring with 26 goals. He added to that with 53 assists for 79 points in 63 games, good enough for second in OHL in defencemen scoring behind Windsor Spitfires defencemen Ryan Ellis.
Murphy was named to the OHL First Team All-Star team for the 2010–11 season.
On September 16, 2011, Murphy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
When the Hurricanes' final 23-man roster was released on October 5, 2011, Murphy was on it, and he began the 2011-2012 season in the NHL. On October 13, 2011, the Hurricanes returned Murphy to his OHL team, the Kitchener Rangers. Murphy suffered a severe concussion on November 4, 2011 during a game against the Niagara IceDogs; as a consequence, he was placed in "complete shutdown mode" by the Rangers.
On September 18, 2012, Murphy was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers. During the 2012-13 season, on February 21, 2013, Murphy made his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes. Murphy made the Hurricanes opening night roster for the 2013–14 NHL season. On October 6, 2013, Murphy scored his first career NHL point, assisting on a Jay Harrison goal.
Murphy was cut from the Canadian 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament team despite a great performance during the tryout camp. It was believed to be because management was only looking for larger defencemen to dominate the tournament of 17 year olds. Murphy would later be selected to the Canadian World Junior camp in December, where he was one of the final cuts.
During the World Under-18s in April 2011, he had an impressive tournament, scoring 13 points and leading the tournament in defencemen scoring, as well as leading Canada to a 4th place finish as their leading scorer.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honours
- OHL First All-Rookie Team (2009–10)
- OHL First All-Star Team (2010–11)
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp 
- Defencemen of the Tournament at the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships
- "Kitchener takes defender Murphy with 1st pick". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. 2009-05-03.
- Hurricanes sign 2ed-round pick Ryan Murphy | HoumaToday.com
- "Ryan Murphy, Justin Faulk make cut". ESPN.com.
- Aurora's Murphy back with OHL Rangers
- Ryan Strome, Ryan Murphy sent back to junior after short stint in NHL
- Cox, Damien (2011-11-07). "Cox: Young star lost to violent head shot; are the players listening?". thestar.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- "Kitchener Rangers' Ryan Murphy to make NHL debut with Carolina Hurricanes". Buzzing The Net. Yahoo! Sports. 21 February 2013.
- "Murphy named to OHL First Team All Star Team". OHL. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
- Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile
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