Cory Murphy
Cory Murphy.JPG
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (2 m)
161 lb (73 kg)
Team
F. Teams
retired
CJHL
Kanata Valley Lasers
NCAA
Colgate Univ.
Liiga
Blues
Ilves
HIFK
NLA
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
ZSC Lions
NHL
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
AHL
Rochester Americans
Lowell Devils
KHL
Dynamo Minsk
SHL
Växjö Lakers HC
Karlskrona HK
Teams Canada
World Championships 2007
Coaching 2018-present Rögle BK
2019-2020 German National Team
Nationality Canadian
Born February 13, 1978,
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Pro Career 1994 – 2018


Cory Murphy (born February 13, 1978 in Kanata, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently the assistant coach of the Rögle BK of the SHL.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Undrafted, Murphy played collegiate hockey with Colgate University. Murphy then played five seasons in SM-liiga, the top professional ice hockey league in Finland; two for Blues Espoo, two for Ilves Tampere and in 2006–07 for HIFK Helsinki. In the 2003–04 season with Ilves, he was chosen to the series' all-star team. In the 2006–07 season with HIFK, he was awarded Kultainen kypärä for best player in the league, as well as Lasse Oksanen trophy for best player of the season during regular season play and Pekka Rautakallio trophy for best defenseman of the season. Murphy was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship team that won gold in a 4-2 win against Finland in Moscow.

On March 27, 2007, Murphy signed a two-year National Hockey League contract with Florida Panthers. Murphy's first NHL goal was scored October 6, 2007 against Kevin Weekes of the New Jersey Devils.

In the 2008–09 season, Cory played seven games for the Panthers whilst bothered by a re-occurring shoulder injury. Murphy was sent to affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for a two-week conditioning stint before being recalled by the Panthers on January 15, 2009. Murphy was subsequently claimed off re-entry waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 19, 2009. On July 17, 2009, he was signed by the New Jersey Devils to a two-way contract.

After the 2009-10 season, he moved in Europe. In 2010 - 2012, Murphy played in Swiss NLA for the ZSC Lions. Then he played one season for the Dynamo Minsk of the KHL. Since 2013, he played in Swedish SHL. In 2013 - 2017, he played for the Växjö Lakers HC and then he played his last season Karlskrona HK.

Awards and achievements[edit | edit source]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Colgate University ECAC 35 8 19 27 38
1998–99 Colgate University ECAC 34 3 23 26 26
1999–00 Colgate University ECAC 35 10 19 29 26
2000–01 Colgate University ECAC 34 7 22 29 34
2001–02 Blues FIN 46 9 15 24 38 3 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Blues FIN 45 11 4 15 49 7 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Ilves Tampere FIN 56 18 26 44 22 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Ilves Tampere FIN 56 12 23 35 36 7 1 3 4 18
2005–06 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 44 13 22 35 52
2006–07 HIFK Helsinki FIN 45 13 37 50 46 5 0 1 1 4
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 47 2 15 17 22
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 5 2 4 6 2
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 25 5 10 15 12
NHL totals 79 7 26 33 36

International Play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow Ice hockey

Played for Canada in:

International statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Canada WC 9 1 6 7 8
Senior int'l totals 9 1 6 7 8

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Tony Salmelainen
Winner of the Lasse Oksanen trophy
2006–07
Succeeded by
Ville Leino
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