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Connor Murphy | Defenseman | #5

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (20) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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Connor Murphy's mother wasn't shy in telling her son that she thought he was drifting back to his more natural right side during games.
"She was telling me to stop drifting over to the right side," Murphy said with a laugh. "And my mom, nothing against her, but she doesn’t know a lot about hockey. It’s pretty funny that she noticed that. So I guess I was drifting a little bit." Despite his mother's claims, Murphy has adapted quite well to the switch, something not many defensemen are able to do. "It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it was going to be," Murphy said. "It’s not as awkward as I thought. You just get in the flow of it. You carry over a lot of the same concepts of defending your position on the right side, and sometimes it ends up feeling a little easier to defend in certain ways. At the end of the day, it’s still defending, and it’s still just playing hockey." After playing a season high of 17:35 against the Rangers on Wednesday, the Blackhawks cut his minutes to 11:14 yesterday against the Penguins. The 24-year-old is a former first round pick but has so far failed to Nov 19 - 10:04 AM

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C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Tanner Kero
5Tommy Wingels
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3John Hayden
4Lance Bouma
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2Richard Panik
3Alex DeBrincat
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
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7Cody Franson
8Jordan Oesterle
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