Ryan Murphy (ice hockey, born 1979)

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Ryan Murphy
Born (1979-03-21) March 21, 1979 (age 38)
Van Nuys, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Lowell Lock Monsters
Albany River Rats
Lowell Devils
Hamilton Bulldogs
ECHL
Florida Everblades
SM-liiga
Espoo Blues
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1999
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2001–2010

Ryan J. Murphy (born March 21, 1979) is an American professional ice hockey forward who played the 2009–10 season in both the AHL and SM-liiga. He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Amateur career[edit]

Murphy skated with the Thornhill Islanders in the Metro Junior A Hockey League before attending Bowling Green State University where he played four years of CCHA collegiate hockey with the Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey team (1997–2001).

Murphy played in the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships with Team USA.

Professional career[edit]

Following graduation, Ryan turned professional for the 2001–02 ECHL season, playing up with the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League. Ryan went on to play nine seasons of professional hockey, suiting up for 372 AHL games and another 124 ECHL games.

On June 30, 2009, Murphy became an unrestricted free agent.[1] On November 25, 2009 it was announced that the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) had signed Murphy to a professional tryout contract,[2] however he played only five games for the Bulldogs before being released by the club.[3]

Ryan is the son of former Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Murphy.

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 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 36 3 9 12 27
1998–99 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 34 10 23 33 38
1999–00 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 36 9 10 19 63
2000–01 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 38 23 15 38 22
2001–02 Florida Everblades ECHL 66 13 18 31 38 6 1 2 3 4
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 12 1 2 3 4
2002–03 Florida Everblades ECHL 58 28 17 45 47 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 71 10 9 19 28
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 75 13 23 36 44
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 17 4 2 6 12
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 69 17 21 38 22
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 59 9 21 30 14
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 64 9 21 30 14
2009–10 Espoo Blues SM-liiga 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 5 0 1 1 2
NCAA totals 144 45 57 102 150
ECHL totals 124 41 35 76 85 7 1 2 3 4
AHL totals 372 63 91 154 155 0 0 0 0 0

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