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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
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
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 Chicago Blackhawks 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

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

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, he 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, he 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]

On August 31, 2021, Murphy signed a four-year, $17.6 million contract extension with the Blackhawks.[8]

International play

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,[9] including the overtime goal in the gold medal game against Sweden.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 U.S. NTDP Juniors USHL 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 U.S. NTDP U17 USDP 8 1 0 1 4
2010–11 U.S. NTDP Juniors USHL 9 3 1 4 6
2010–11 U.S. NTDP U17 USDP 2 0 0 0 4
2010–11 U.S. NTDP U18 USDP 22 6 4 10 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
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 52 5 8 13 40
2019–20 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 5 14 19 27 9 0 4 4 4
2020–21 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 3 12 15 35
NHL totals 494 28 82 110 281 9 0 4 4 4

References

  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. Blackhawks acquire Murphy, Dauphin from Arizona for Hjalmarsson. Chicago Blackhawks (2017-06-23). Retrieved on 2017-06-23.
  8. Connor Murphy Signs Four-Year Contract Extension. Chicago Blackhawks (2021-08-31). Retrieved on 2021-08-31.
  9. Connor Murphy. eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on June 25, 2011.
  10. Morreale, Mike G. (April 25, 2011). Murphy scores OT goal to lead U.S. over Sweden. NHL. Retrieved on 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
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