Ryan spends his summers in his hometown of Aurora, Ont., and has a girlfriend, Alisha Haveman… His Twitter handle is @ryanmurphy24… He started playing hockey at the age of 4 and his first youth team was the Aurora Tigers… The biggest influences on his career were his parents and one of his former coaches, Maurice Catenacci… His favorite team growing up was Toronto and his favorite player was Bryan McCabe… On game days, Ryan takes a 90 minute nap, followed by a 20 minute shower and an hour playing the video game Call of Duty… Ryan’s favorite television show is Breaking Bad, his favorite movie is The Wolf of Wall Street and his favorite actor is Jonah Hill… He enjoys golfing when he’s away from the rink… His favorite musician is Ed Sheeran, favorite book is Playing with Fire by Theoren Fleury and favorite video game is NHL 15… He enjoys watching football and his favorite team outside of hockey is the Toronto Blue Jays… His favorite athlete outside of hockey is Rory McElroy… The person he most wants to meet is Jordan Belfort and the celebrity he’d most like to meet is Ariana Grande… His favorite food is penne alla vodka… His favorite former teammate is Gabriel Landeskog, favorite road city is Nashville and favorite road arena is the Air Canada Centre… The parts of playing in the NHL he enjoys most are the travel and the chance to play against star athletes… His most memorable hockey moment was scoring his first NHL goal in Toronto.
Completed his third NHL season with Carolina… Established career highs in goals (4) and points (13) in 37 games played… Ranked second among Hurricanes defensemen in goals… Ranked second among Hurricanes defenseman in power-play time on ice per game (2:05)… Recorded his first assist of the season and skated 20:47 at NYR (10/16)… Was assigned to Charlotte (AHL) on Oct. 28… Appeared in 25 games for Charlotte (AHL) and registered 17 assists… Ranked second among Checkers defenseman in assists for the season… Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on Dec. 30… Recorded his second career NHL multi-point game and was (+2) with two assists vs. BUF (1/8)… Stretched his point streak to a career-long three games with an assist vs. COL (1/13)… Participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in Utica (1/26), earning three assists and a game-high (+5)… Scored his first goal of the season and blocked three shots vs. STL (1/30)… Earned an assist at NYR (1/30)… Was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury on 2/10… Missed 11 games (2/7-3/2) before being activated… Removed from injured reserve on 3/6… Tallied assists in back-to-back games vs. EDM (3/8) and vs. CBJ (3/10)… Scored a goal vs. NYR (3/21)… Netted his third goal of the season and was (+2) vs. PIT (3/26)… Earned an assist and was (+2) vs. NJ (3/28)… Scored his first career game-winning goal at PHI (4/9)…Was a healthy extra for: 4 games… Games missed due to injury: 13 (Lower-body: 2/7-3/2; Illness: 3/14-3/15)… Longest point streak: 3 games (1/8-1/13: 0g, 4a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (1/8 vs. WSH: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 1 (1/8 vs. BUF: 0g, 2a).
Is in his fourth NHL season with the Hurricanes… Was Carolina’s first round (12th overall) pick in the 2011 NHL Draft… Has competed internationally for Canada in a number of events… Won a silver medal with Ontario at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario… Led Canada in scoring at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship in Germany with 13 points (4g, 9a) in seven games, and named the tournament’s Top Defenseman… Had five points (1g, 4a) during the four-game Canada-Russia Challenge in Aug. 2012… Earned three points (1g, 2a) in six games for Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship… Prior to beginning his OHL career, played youth hockey for the York Simcoe Express, winning Ontario Minor Hockey Association AAA championships in Bantam (2008) and Peewee (2006)… Was Kitchener’s first-round pick (3rd overall) in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.
2009-10: Ranked second among rookie blueliners and seventh among all OHL rookies with 39 points (6g, 33a)… Was selected to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team… Ranked second among Kitchener rookies and second among Rangers defensemen in scoring… Was named Kitchener’s Most Gentlemanly Player… Made his OHL debut vs. Kingston (9/18)… Earned his first OHL point with an assist vs. Owen Sound (9/25)… Netted his first OHL goal at Belleville (10/17)… Earned his first multi-point game with a three-point effort (1g. 2a) at Kingston (11/20)… Ranked third among OHL defensemen in scoring during the 2010 OHL playoffs, helping Kitchener reach the conference final before falling to eventual Memorial Cup champion Windsor in seven games.
2010-11: Led all OHL defensemen in goals (26) and ranked second in scoring (79 points) in 63 games… Was voted into the top three by the league’s Western Conference coaches in the Smartest Player and Best Offensive Defenseman categories… Played in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game… Represented Team OHL in the CHL Subway Super Series against Russia… Was named OHL Defenseman of the Month for October after leading all league blueliners with 18 points (7g, 11a) in 12 games… Had five-point efforts with a goal and four assists vs. Erie (10/1) and at London (11/4)… Earned three or more assists in a game six times during the regular-season… Ranked tied for 11th among OHL defensemen in playoff scoring with 11 points (2g, 9a), despite playing just seven postseason contests, as Kitchener fell in the opening round to Plymouth.
2011-12: Ranked tied for third among OHL defensemen in scoring, totaling 54 points (11g, 43a) in 49 games for Kitchener… Was tied for second among league defensemen in assists (43), and earned OHL Second All-Star Team honors… Ranked fourth among all Kitchener skaters in scoring and tied for second in assists… Had 13 multi-point games, including five three-point games and three four-point games… Made the Hurricanes’ roster to open the season, and was a healthy extra for the first four games of the NHL season with the Hurricanes, prior to being returned to Kitchener… Missed 10 games after suffering a concussion from a hit by Tom Kuhnhackl vs. Niagara (11/4)… Had points in 13 of 14 games between 1/15-2/17, including four-point games vs. Kingston (1/15: 1g, 3a) and at Belleville (1/21: 1g, 3a)… Earned four assists in the regular-season finale vs. Erie (3/16)… Led all OHL defensemen in assists (20) during the playoffs, as Kitchener advanced to the conference final before being swept by eventual OHL Champion London… Ranked third among OHL defensemen in playoff points (22), skating in 16 postseason contests… Had points in 12 of 16 playoff games, including eight multi-point games… Had his second three-point effort of the playoff with a goal and two assists in Game 3 vs. London (4/22).
2012-13: Appeared in his first NHL season, skating in four games for the Hurricanes… Spent most of the season with Kitchener (OHL), ranking ninth among OHL defensemen in scoring with 48 points (10g, 38a) in 54 games… Was third among all Kitchener skaters in scoring and fifth on the team in plus/minus (+14)… Also appeared in three regular-season American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte, earning two assists… Had 13 multi-point games for Kitchener, including a four-assist game vs. Oshawa (10/19)… Recalled by Carolina on an emergency basis on 2/21, and made his NHL debut that night vs. WPG (2/21), skating 23:51 of ice time… Skated an season-high 25:27 vs. TB (2/23)… Reassigned to Kitchener (OHL) on 2/28… Totaled seven points (3g, 4a) in 10 OHL playoff games as Kitchener knocked off Guelph before falling to London… Recorded his only multi-goal game of the season in the Rangers’ first playoff game vs. Guelph (3/22)… Assigned to Charlotte after Kitchener fell to London in the second round of the OHL playoffs… Completed his OHL career with 220 points (53g, 167a) and 122 penalty minutes in 228 career regular-season games with Kitchener… Also had 57 points (12g, 45a) in 53 career OHL playoff games… Made his AHL debut and was (+2) at Peoria (4/16)… Earned his first professional point with an assist at Milwaukee (4/19)… Appeared in all five Calder Cup Playoff games for the Checkers, earning a pair of assists… Made his pro playoff debut and earned his first playoff point in Game 1 at Oklahoma City (4/26).
2013-14: Completed his first full professional season, recording two goals and 10 assists in 48 NHL games with Carolina… Appeared in 22 games for Charlotte (AHL), totaling three goals, 19 assists and a (+7) rating… Set a Charlotte franchise record for assists by a rookie defenseman in a single season… Recorded an 11-game assist streak, the longest by an AHL defenseman since 2008-09, and the longest by any AHL player since 2011-12… Set a Charlotte franchise record with his 11-game assist streak, matching the franchise record for longest point streak… Recorded his first career NHL point with an assist vs. PHI (10/6)… Scored his first NHL goal at TOR (10/17)… Earned his first NHL multi-point game (0g, 2a) and was a career-best (+3) at WSH (1/2).