Connor Murphy

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Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy.jpg
Born (1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 25)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2011
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2013–present

Connor Murphy (born March 26, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. He was selected 20th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.[1] His father is former NHL defenseman Gord Murphy.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Murphy played junior hockey first with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets and then with Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League.[3] Prior to signing with the Sting, Murphy committed to Miami University,[4] but decided to play in the Ontario Hockey League for the Sarnia Sting instead. Murphy has previously played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

On November 16, 2013, Connor made his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes, and in his first NHL game he scored his first NHL goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback.[5]

On July 28, 2016, Murphy signed a six-year, $23.1 million contract with the Coyotes.[6]

After his fourth season with the Coyotes in the 2016–17 season, Murphy was traded by Arizona at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, alongside Laurent Dauphin to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Niklas Hjalmarsson on June 23, 2017.[7]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey

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Representing United States United States
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Russia
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Germany

Murphy represented the United States internationally playing for Team USA in the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships with Team USA. He scored 3 goals and had 1 assists in 6 games during the tournament,[8] including the overtime goal in the gold medal game against Sweden.[9] He was selected as captain for the 2017 IIHF World Championship, leading Team USA to a 5th-place finish.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Murphy was born in Boston when his father, Gord Murphy, was a member of the Boston Bruins. He grew up in the suburbs of Miami and Atlanta before his family settled in Dublin, Ohio when his father was appointed an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has a brother named Tyler and a sister named Lexi.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 USNTDP USHL 2 0 0 0 2
2010–11 USNTDP USHL 9 3 1 4 6
2011–12 Sarnia Sting OHL 35 8 18 26 26 6 1 2 3 6
2012–13 Sarnia Sting OHL 33 6 12 18 32
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 36 0 13 13 48
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 1 7 8 10
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 73 4 3 7 42
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 78 6 11 17 48
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 77 2 15 17 45
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 2 12 14 34
NHL totals 334 15 48 63 179

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 3 1 4 2
2013 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 2
2014 United States WC 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 0 0 0
2016 United States WC 4th 10 3 2 5 12
2017 United States WC 5th 8 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 13 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 33 4 3 7 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gintonio, Jim (June 24, 2011). "Phoenix Coyotes pick Connor Murphy in NHL draft". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Draft Prospect Card - 2011". NHL. 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Kula, Tyler. "UPDATED: Sting land Coyote draft pick Connor Murphy". The Observer. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Murphy Commits to Miami University". USHL. February 4, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Player breaking news". rotoworld.com. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  6. ^ "Coyotes Sign Murphy to Six-Year Contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  7. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Murphy, Dauphin from Arizona for Hjalmarsson". Chicago Blackhawks. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  8. ^ "Connor Murphy". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  9. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (April 25, 2011). "Murphy scores OT goal to lead U.S. over Sweden". NHL. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  10. ^ Hockey, USA (2017-05-01). "Murphy Named Captain of 2017 U.S. Men's National Team". Team USA Hockey. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  11. ^ "Gord Murphy Florida Panthers - Assistant Coach". NHL.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mark Visentin
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Henrik Samuelsson