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Ryan Murphy (b. 1993)
Ryan Murphy as Ranger
Murphy in 2009-10 playoffs
Position Defence
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team Carolina Hurricanes
Born March 31 1993 (1993-03-31) (age 24),
Aurora, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 12th Overall, 2011
Carolina Hurricanes
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.[1] 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 June 24, 2011, Murphy was drafted 12th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL Entry Draft, reuniting with former Kitchener Rangers teammate Jeff Skinner.

On September 16, 2011, Murphy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[2]

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.[3] On October 13, 2011, the Hurricanes returned Murphy to his OHL team, the Kitchener Rangers.[4][5] 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.[6]

International careerEdit

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

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 6 33 39 22 20 5 12 17 16
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 26 53 79 36 7 2 9 11 8


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC U18 749132
Junior int' totals 749132

References Edit

External links Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Skinner
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
Succeeded by

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