Ryan Murphy (ice hockey, born 1993)

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Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy 2013-2.jpg
Murphy with the Hurricanes on 2013
Born (1993-03-31) March 31, 1993 (age 21)
Aurora, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
American Hocmey LeagueAHL team Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft 12th Overall, 2011
Charlotte Checkers
Playing career 2013–present

Ryan Murphy (born March 31, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

Murphy was selected by the Kitchener Rangers third overall in the 2009 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Bantam Draft.[1] 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 June 24, 2011, Murphy was drafted 12th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL Entry Draft, reuniting with former Kitchener Rangers teammate Jeff Skinner.

On September 16, 2011, Murphy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[2]

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.[3] On October 13, 2011, the Hurricanes returned Murphy to his OHL team, the Kitchener Rangers.[4][5] 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.[6]

On September 18, 2012, Murphy was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers.

On February 21, 2013, Murphy made his NHL debut with the Charlotte CkeckersC[7] Murphy made the Checkers full-time for the 2013–14 NHL season. On October 6, 2013, Murphy scored his first career AHl point, assisting on a Jay Harrison goal.


International play[edit]

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.

Murphy was named to Team Canada in his final year of eligibility for the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. It was Murphy's third time trying out for Canada's national U20 team.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Villanova Knights OJHL 4 4 2 6 0
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 6 33 39 22 20 5 12 17 16
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 26 53 79 36 7 2 9 11 8
2011–12 Kitchener Rangers OHL 49 11 43 54 30 16 2 20 22 12
2012–13 Kitchener Rangers OHL 54 10 38 48 34 10 3 4 7 8
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 3 0 2 2 0 5 0 2 2 2

Charlotte Checkers

AHL 48 2 10 12 10
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 22 3 19 22 8
NHL totals 52 2 10 12 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Ontario WHC17 2nd 6 1 3 4 4
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 4 9 13 2
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 19 6 14 20 6

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Skinner
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Elias Lindholm