Connor Murphy

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Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy.jpg
Born(1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 21)
Boston, MA, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsRight
NHL teamArizona Coyotes
National team United States
NHL Draft20th overall, 2011
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career2013–present
 
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Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy.jpg
Born(1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 21)
Boston, MA, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsRight
NHL teamArizona Coyotes
National team United States
NHL Draft20th overall, 2011
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career2013–present

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

Personal life[edit]

Murphy was born in Boston when his father, Gord 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.

Playing career[edit]

Murphy played junior hockey with Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League.[3] Prior to signing with the Sting, Murphy committed to Miami University[4] 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]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States United States
World Junior Championships
Gold2013 Ufa
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold2011 WJC U18

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,[6] including the overtime goal in the gold medal game against Sweden.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2009–10USNTDPUSHL20002
2010–11USNTDPUSHL93146
2011–12Sarnia StingOHL35818262661236
2012–13Sarnia StingOHL336121832
2013–14Portland PiratesAHL360131348
2013–14Phoenix CoyotesNHL3017810
NHL totals3017810

International[edit]

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2011United StatesWJC18163142
2013United StatesWJC170112
2014United StatesWC6th50000
Junior totals133254
Senior totals50000

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. ^ "Connor Murphy". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (April 25, 2011). "Murphy scores OT goal to lead U.S. over Sweden". NHL. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 

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