|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
|Teams||New York Rangers|
Detroit Red Wings
|Born||April 10, 1933,|
Hamilton, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1952 – 1970|
Robert Ronald "Ron" Murphy (born April 10, 1933 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a retired professional player who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins over the course of an 889-game NHL career. He scored 205 goals and 274 assists.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
In 1952-53 he turned pro late in the season with the Rangers. The December 20, 1953 game between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens saw stick work between Ron Murphy and Bernie Geoffrion. Geoffrion wanted to fight and had dropped his stick but Murphy wouldn't let go of his. Geoffrion retrieved his stick and swung it at Murphy until he made contact with his head. Murphy was knocked unconscious, suffered a broken jaw and concussion and missed the reason of the season recovering from the attack. Geoffrion was suspended for all remaining games versus the Rangers for the season.
His best year was on a line with Phil Esposito and Wayne Cashman which set the league record for scoring by a forward line in the 1968–69 NHL season. He won the Stanley Cup again with the Bruins in 1969-70 after which he retired.