Ryan Murray

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Ryan Murray
Ryan Murray 2 2013-11-01.JPG
Ryan Murray playing for the Blue Jackets in 2013
Born (1993-09-27) September 27, 1993 (age 22)
White City, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2013–present

Ryan James Murray (born September 27, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Murray was drafted 9th overall by the Everett Silvertips at the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. He was later named captain of his team at only eighteen years of age. On June 22, 2012, he was chosen second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

On November 16, 2012, Murray injured his shoulder during a game with the Silvertips. He would later undergo shoulder surgery and missed the rest of the WHL season (also making him unavailable for NHL play).[1]

Murray played his first NHL game on October 4, 2013 versus Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal on October 25, 2013 against Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[2] Murray has missed a significant amount of time, due to injuries.[3] During the 2014–15 NHL season, Murray only played 12 games due to injuries, including a high-ankle sprain sustained, when teammate Ryan Johansen fell on him during a game.[4]

International play[edit]

Ryan Murray - Switzerland vs. Canada, 29th April 2012.jpg
Ryan Murray as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada
IIHF World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia

Murray participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Calgary and Edmonton and won the bronze medal.

In 2012, Murray became the first draft eligible player to represent Team Canada at the World Championship in many years. Murray became the second youngest Team Canada player to play in the tournament (the youngest was Paul Kariya in 1993).[5] Four years later, Murray again played for Canada, winning gold at the 2016 World Championship.

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 Everett Silvertips WHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Everett Silvertips WHL 52 5 22 27 31 7 2 5 7 2
2010–11 Everett Silvertips WHL 70 6 40 46 45 4 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Everett Silvertips WHL 46 9 22 31 31 4 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Everett Silvertips WHL 23 2 15 17 14
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 4 17 21 10 5 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 12 1 2 3 8
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 4 21 25 40
NHL totals 160 9 40 49 58 5 0 1 1 0

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Johansen
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Alexander Wennberg