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Ryan Murphy
North American Skater
Kitchener, OHL
Final Rank:  9 Midterm Rank:  10
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 10" Weight:  166
Born:  March 31, 1993 Hometown:  Aurora, ON
Birthplace:  Aurora, ON, CAN
• In 2010-11, Murphy finished first among Ontario Hockey League defensemen with 26 goals and second with 79 points (26-53--79) in 63 games. He was voted into the top three by the league’s Western Conference coaches in the Smartest Player and Best Offensive Defenseman category this season.

• As a rookie with Kitchener in 2010, he was an integral part of the team’s playoff run recording 17 points (5-12--17) in 20 games, helping the Rangers reach the semi-finals.

• After being cut from the Under-18 team in August and Canada’s World Junior team in December 2010, Murphy made his Team Canada debut in April at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships in Germany. He led the team and all defensemen with 13 points (4-9--13) in seven games and was named the Top Defenseman of the tournament -- Canada finished fourth.

• Murphy played youth hockey alongside Daniel Catenacci (No. 37 ranked) and Barclay Goodrow (No. 116 ranked) on the York Simcoe Express winning the Ontario Minor Hockey Association AAA championships in Bantam (2008) and Peewee (2006). It was his York Simcoe Express coach, Maurice Catenacci, who helped develop his offensive skills and made him believe in his ability as a defenseman.

• His favorite hockey player growing up was former NHLer Kris King because “he always provided great advice and he was a great guy”.

• If given the opportunity to have dinner with any three people, he would choose Bill Gates, Oprah, and Sidney Crosby so he “won’t have to pay the bill.”

NEWS: Murphy wants to be known as all-round defenseman (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL player: Mike Green
Shootout move: “Bar down”
Celebration: “No celly (celebration), always classy”
Movie: Miracle
TV show: Entourage
Actress: Jessica Alba
Music artist: Drake
Website: Facebook.com
Book: Harry Potter Series
Home-cooked meal: Lasagna
Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with friends

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
KITCHENER
OHL
62
6
33
39
22
2010-2011
KITCHENER
OHL
63
26
53
79
36




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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