Mike Murphy
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 01/15/1989
DRAFTED: CAR: 2008-165 overall
OHL First All-Star Team (2008, 2009) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2009) Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), June 6, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Charlotte (AHL), March 26, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Dornbirner (Austria), June 16, 2014.
2012-13 SEASON
Began the season with Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) before joining Charlotte (AHL) in March… Played seven games with Spartak after signing a two-year contract as an NHL restricted free agent, posting a 4.34 goals-against average and .877 save percentage… Was released by Spartak on 11/2… Signed a professional tryout contract with Charlotte on 3/26… Made his AHL season debut at Milwaukee (4/19), making 30 saves in the loss… Entered Game 4 of the Checkers’ first-round playoff series vs. Oklahoma City (5/3) in relief of Rob Madore and stopped 16 of 20 shots.

Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/11/13… Had a record of 49-36-5 with a 2.69 goals-against average in 97 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte and Albany entering 2013-14 and is Charlotte’s all-time leader in games played by a goaltender (77) and wins (39)… Had appeared in two NHL games entering 2013-14, holding a record of 0-1-1 despite not allowing a goal… Completed four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Belleville prior to turning pro, establishing Bulls career regular-season franchise records for wins (85), shutouts (8), goals-against average (2.42) and save percentage (.929)… Also holds Belleville’s franchise record for most playoff wins (24)… Participated in the OHL All-Star Classic in 2008 and 2009, as well as the 2008 AD T Canada-Russia Challenge… Was named OHL Goaltender of the Month five times in his junior career, and was the first netminder to ever win the OHL Goaltender of the Year award in consecutive seasons (2007-08, 2008-09)… Was an OHL First Team All-Star in 2007-08 and 2008-09, and Belleville’s team MVP each of those seasons… Led the OHL in goals-against average (2.24) and save percentage (.929) in 2007-08, helping Belleville capture the Eastern Conference regular-season title… Played in 19 of Belleville’s 21 playoff games in 2008, leading the Bulls to the OHL Finals with a record of 14-4, a goals-against average of 2.32 and one shutout… After falling to host Kitchener in the OHL Finals, Belleville advanced to the 2008 Memorial Cup, where he went 2-1-1, with a 4.73 goals-against average… Was named the Goaltender of the Year for the entire Canadian Hockey League in 2008-09, after posting career-bests in wins (40), goals-against average (2.08), shutouts (5) and save percentage (.941)… Established Belleville franchise records in each of those categories… Led the OHL in goals-against average (2.08) and save percentage (.941) for the second-consecutive season… Was also named a 2008-09 CHL First Team All-Star… Was 10-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 17 playoff games, as Belleville advanced to the 2009 Conference Finals… Played in 20 AHL games for Albany during his first professional season in 2009-10, posting a 10-9-0 record with a 2.81 goals against average and a .924 save percentage… Made his pro debut and stopped 28 shots for his first career win vs. Rochester (10/10/09)… Recorded his first career professional shutout at Adirondack (12/31/09)… Led Charlotte (AHL) in goals-against average (2.53) and shutouts (2), earning 21 wins in 39 games during his second pro season in 2010-11… Was 7-7 with a 2.57 goals-against average in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games in 2011, helping Charlotte reach the conference final… Earned his first career playoff win vs. Hershey (4/20/11) and first playoff shutout vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (5/4/11)… Led Charlotte in games played (37), minutes played (2,039) and wins (18) in 2011-12… Earned his first career NHL recall on 12/6/11 and made his NHL debut in relief at CGY (12/6/11), stopping both shots he faced in 8:37 of game action… Became the first goaltender in league history to record an NHL loss before allowing an NHL goal after the Calgary’s empty-net tally when he was the goalie of record became the game-winning goal.