Colin Murphy (ice hockey)
April 11, 1980 |
Fort McMurray, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Growing up on Alderwood in Abasand in the 1990's, the Family Garage door was dented from numerous puck strikes during the winter from his Two Brothers and himself, relentless in the Pursuit of Greatness. Summers were spent playing ball hockey from garage to garage down the narrow street from 108 Alderwood. He owned the 'net'.
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.
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 May 11, 2009, Murphy signed a one-year contract with German team, Augsburger Panther. 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.
Awards and honours
|All-WCHA First Team||2004–05|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2004–05|
|Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame||2015|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||12||1||7||8||34||5||1||3||4||7|
- "Leafs trim roster". leafs.nhl.com. 2005-09-30. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- "Sabres sign pair of free agents". sabres.nhl.com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- "Colin Murphy signs with Augsburg". (in german) aevpanther.de. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-11.[dead link]
- "Freezers complete attack: Engelhardt, Murphy from Augsburger" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2010-05-22.