Connor Murphy

Keith Duggan

2012-01-13

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Connor Murphy, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 212

Born: 1993-03-26

Hometown:  Dublin, OH, USA

Drafted: 2011 by Phoenix Coyotes, 20th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2015- It was a up and down season for Connor Murphy, his first full year in the NHL. While possessing offensive upside, he received almost no power play time in 2014-15, putting up four goals and seven points in 73 games. Murphy found himself all over the depth chart, at times a top pairing defenseman and others a healthy scratch. He averaged 16:48 per game, actually less than 2013-14 where he finished at 17:59. His minus -27 was one of the worst in the NHL but a lot of that was due to playing on a young struggling Coyotes unit. Murphy honed his game in other area's, one of the team leaders at 137 hits and his 147 blocked shots was 26th in the NHL. At the end of the season he got to represent team USA in the World Championship for a second year in a row. Murphy played a big role on the young squad, winning a surprising bronze medal. Keith Duggan

 

October 2014- A very excited Connor Murphy has made the Arizona Coyotes opening night roster. He most likely won't get much power play time this season, but look for him to be a mainstay on the Coyotes blueline. Keith Duggan

 

April 2014- After a fantastic but most importantly healthy rookie pro season, Murphy has been named to Team U.S.A.'s roster for next months World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. He split this season between Phoenix and Portland of the AHL displaying a strong all around game at both levels, at times spending time with Portland because the Coyotes had too many defenseman and he did not have to be exposed to waivers to be sent down. Its hard to imagine him not being a full-time NHLer in 2014-15. Keith Duggan

 

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