Connor Murphy
Born (1993-03-26)March 26, 1993,
Boston, Massachusetts
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
Ntl. team Flag of the United States.png United States of America
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2011
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2013–present

Connor Murphy (born March 26, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Dublin, Ohio[1]) is an American ice hockey defenceman 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.[2] His father is former NHL defenseman Gord Murphy.[2]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
World Championships
Bronze 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Gold 2013 Russia
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 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,[7] including the overtime goal in the gold medal game against Sweden.[8]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    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
NHL totals 258 13 36 49 145

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 6 3 1 4 2
2013 United States WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 0 1 1 2
2014 United States WC 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 United States WC Bronze medal icon.svg 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 | edit source]

  1. Draft Prospect Card - 2011. NHL (2011). Retrieved on June 24, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gintonio, Jim. "Phoenix Coyotes pick Connor Murphy in NHL draft", The Arizona Republic, June 24, 2011. Retrieved on June 25, 2011. 
  3. Kula, Tyler. "UPDATED: Sting land Coyote draft pick Connor Murphy", The Observer. Retrieved on September 11, 2011. 
  4. Murphy Commits to Miami University. USHL (February 4, 2010). Retrieved on June 24, 2011.
  5. Player breaking news. rotoworld.com (2013-11-16). Retrieved on 2013-11-16.
  6. Coyotes Sign Murphy to Six-Year Contract. Arizona Coyotes (2016-07-28). Retrieved on 2016-07-28.
  7. Connor Murphy. eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on June 25, 2011.
  8. Morreale, Mike G. (April 25, 2011). Murphy scores OT goal to lead U.S. over Sweden. NHL. Retrieved on June 25, 2011.

External links[edit | edit source]

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