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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
Drafted:  CAR (1st Round / 12th Overall) - Player Page
• 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




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60