For the player of the same name who is a goaltender, please see Mike Murphy (goaltender).

Mike Murphy
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 12 1950 (1950-09-12) (age 69),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1970
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1971 – 1983

Mike Murphy (born September 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former hockey player in the NHL, and former head coach in the NHL and IHL.

As a player, he played for the St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and had a brief stint with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. He has career totals in the NHL of 231 goals, 318 assists for 556 total points in 831 games played. Following his playing career, he decided to get into coaching. Upon retiring from hockey from the Los Angeles Kings, he became their assistant coach and soon thereafter promoted to head coach. He later became head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Currently, Murphy is the NHL vice-president of hockey operations.


Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
LAK1986–87 3813214-(70)4th in SmytheLost in First Round
LAK1987–88 277164-(68)4th in Smythe(fired)
TOR1996–97 8230448-686th in CentralDid Not Qualify
TOR1997-98 8230439-696th in CentralDid Not Qualify
Preceded by
Terry Harper
Los Angeles Kings captains
Succeeded by
Dave Lewis
Preceded by
Pat Quinn
Head Coaches of the Los Angeles Kings
Succeeded by
Rogie Vachon
Preceded by
Nick Beverley
Head Coaches of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Succeeded by
Pat Quinn
Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coaches
ARENAS: D. Carroll • ST. PATS: Heffernan • Sproule • F. Carroll • O'Donoghue • Querrie • Powers • Rodden •
MAPLE LEAFS: Romeril • Smythe • Duncan • Irvin • Day • Primeau • Clancy • Meeker • Reay • Imlach • McLellan • Kelly • Neilson • Smith • Duff • Crozier • Nykoluk • Maloney • Brophy • Armstrong • Carpenter • Watt • Burns • Beverley • Murphy • Quinn • Maurice • Wilson • Carlyle • Babcock • Keefe
Los Angeles Kings Head Coaches
Kelly • Laycoe • Wilson • Regan • Glover • Pulford • Stewart • Berry • MacDonald • Perry • Vachon • Neilson • Quinn • Murphy • Ftorek • Webster • Melrose • Robinson • A. Murray • Torchetti • Crawford • T. Murray • Sutter • McLellan

External linksEdit

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