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Ron Murphy
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 10 1933 (1933-04-10) (age 83),
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.

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 next year, Murphy got into a notorious fight with Bernard Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens. 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 being 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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