|Ryan Murphy (b. 1993)|
|Murphy in 2009-10 playoffs|
| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
176 lb (80 kg)
|NHL Team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Born|| March 31 1993,|
Aurora, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 12th Overall, 2011|
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Ryan Murphy (born March 31, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL. He was selected 12th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Playing career Edit
Murphy was selected by the Kitchener Rangers 3rd overall in the 2009 OHL Bantam Draft. He began his first season as a 16 year old and led the OHL in rookie defencemen scoring, scoring 39 points in 62 games playing on a defensive pairing with Columbus Blue Jackets first rounder John Moore. He followed up his stellar rookie campaign by helping the Rangers proceed to the third round of the OHL Playoffs with 17 points in 20 games, leading the Rangers in defence scoring.
Murphy broke out his sophomore season, leading the OHL in defencemen goal scoring with 26 goals. He added to that with 53 assists for 79 points in 63 games, good enough for second in OHL in defencemen scoring behind Spitfires defencemen Ryan Ellis.
Murphy was named to the OHL First Team All-Star team for the 2010-11 season.
On September 16, 2011, Murphy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
When the Hurricanes' final 23-man roster was released on October 5, 2011, Murphy was on it, and he began the 2011-2012 season in the NHL. On October 13, 2011, the Hurricanes returned Murphy to his OHL team, the Kitchener Rangers. Murphy suffered a severe concussion on November 4, 2011 during a game against the Niagara IceDogs; as a consequence, he was placed in "complete shutdown mode" by the Rangers.
Murphy was cut from the Canadian 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament team despite a great performance during the tryout camp. It was believed to be because management was only looking for larger defencemen to dominate the tournament of 17 year olds. Murphy would later be selected to the Canadian World Junior camp in December, where he was one of the final cuts.
During the World Under-18s in April 2011, he had an impressive tournament, scoring 13 points and leading the tournament in defencemen scoring, as well as leading Canada to a 4th place finish as their leading scorer.
Awards and honoursEdit
- OHL First All-Rookie Team (2009–10)
- OHL First All-Star Team (2010–11)
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp 
- Defencemen of the Tournament at the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships
Career statistics Edit
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|Junior int' totals||7||4||9||13||2|
- ↑ Kitchener takes defender Murphy with 1st pick. Kitchener-Waterloo Record (2009-05-03).
- ↑ Hurricanes sign 1st-round pick Ryan Murphy | HoumaToday.com
- ↑ Ryan Murphy, Justin Faulk make cut. ESPN.com.
- ↑ Aurora's Murphy back with OHL Rangers
- ↑ Ryan Strome, Ryan Murphy sent back to junior after short stint in NHL
- ↑ Cox, Damien (2011-11-7). Cox: Young star lost to violent head shot; are the players listening?. thestar.com. Retrieved on 7 November 2011.
- ↑ Murphy named to OHL First Team All Star Team. OHL. Retrieved on 2 May 2011.
- ↑ Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile
- Ryan Murphy's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Ryan Murphy's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick|
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