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Ron Murphy
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1933-04-10)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[]

Murphy was on the Guelph Biltmores team that won the Memorial Cup in 1951-52.

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.

The Rangers traded him off to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 1960-61. Later he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings and then to the Boston Bruins.

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.

After his retirement he coached the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League from 1970 to 1972.



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