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Ryan Murphy | Defenseman | #6

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (12) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Murphy will make his NHL playoff debut in Game 5 on Friday night versus Winnipeg.
Murphy will take Carson Soucy's spot alongside Nate Prosser on Minnesota's third defense pairing. "There's just more experience in (Murphy)," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "He's an offensive player, and we can use him on the power play." Apr 20 - 10:44 AM

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Ryan Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Murphy had two goals and three assists in 21 games during the regular season. He hasn't dressed for any of the playoff games this year. Louie Belpedio, Kyle Rau, Kurtis Gabriel, Justin Kloos and Niklas Svedberg will also serve as healthy scratches.
Apr 17 - 7:49 PM

Ryan Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Game 2 of Minnesota's first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

Murphy was also a healthy scratch in Game 1 on Wednesday night. He had two goals and three assists in 21 games with the Wild during the regular season. Louie Belpedio and Tyler Ennis will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 13 - 7:27 PM

Ryan Murphy has been summoned from the minors.

Murphy may get a chance to play with the Wild after the team lost Jared Spurgeon to injury on Tuesday night. He has one goal and one assist in nine appearances with Minnesota this year. Murphy has generated 28 points in 48 AHL contests with Iowa.
Mar 14 - 5:29 PM

By sending Ryan Murphy to the AHL on Saturday, the Wild avoided making him waiver eligible.

Murphy only needed to play in one more game with Minnesota to lose his status as a waiver-exempt player. Given that there would have been a serious risk of Murphy being claimed if he was exposed to waivers, Minnesota needed to act now if they intended on giving him more seasoning in the minors. The timing also made sense for other reasons as Jared Spurgeon is returning from a groin injury on Sunday. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau also noted that there's a good chance that Murphy will get summoned again at some point.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:51:00 PM

The Minnesota Wild have announced that Ryan Murphy has been sent to the AHL.

Murphy didn't look out of place in his call-up to the big club, picking up two points in nine games and averaging 18:14 of ice-time. With Jared Spurgeon expected back, it makes sense to send Murphy back down to the AHL to get more game action.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been called up by Minnesota.

Murphy was assigned to the minors on Sunday, but that may have just been a paper transaction. He played in his third game of the season with Minnesota on Saturday night.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been assigned to Iowa of the AHL.

Murphy made his third appearance of the season in Saturday's 2-1 OT win over St. Louis. He had a quiet night on the stat sheet in 14:32 of ice time. Murphy has 11 points in 18 AHL games this year.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been called up by Minnesota.

Jared Spurgeon may not be available to play Monday because of an illness, so Murphy could get a chance to make his Minnesota debut against the Winnipeg Jets. He has notched one goal and 10 assists in 18 games with Iowa of the AHL this year.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 02:06:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been placed on waivers by Minnesota.

Murphy could start the 2017-18 campaign with the Iowa Wild of the AHL if he clears. He has six goals 37 points in 151 career NHL appearances.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 01:29:00 PM

The Wild signed Ryan Murphy to a one-year, two-way contract.

He can earn $700,000 in the NHL or $350,000 in the minors. Murphy was just bought out by Calgary after being acquired by the Flames from the Hurricanes in the Eddie Lack deal. Murphy, who was a highly touted junior, has floundered in the NHL, but a fresh start in Minnesota may be just what he needs. Keep an eye on him in training camp to see what his role will be.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 01:18:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have stated that they will buy out Ryan Murphy.

Calgary agreed to take Murphy's contract as part of the Eddie Lack deal, but it appears that the Flames don't want the defenseman. Murphy's stock has fallen hard since he was taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He had two assists in 27 games last season.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been dealt to the Calgary Flames.

Ryan Murphy, Eddie Lack and a 2019 seventh-round pick are going to Calgary for prospect Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth-round pick. Murphy has battled concussion issues and has so far failed to live up to his 12th overall selection draft status. He only picked up two assists in 27 NHL games this season and has no fantasy value.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 08:25:00 PM

Ryan Murphy suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Hurricanes already announced that Murphy won't be returning to tonight's hockey game. We should get more details regarding his status after tonight's game.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Ryan Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.

Murphy would have been in the lineup if Justin Faulk (undisclosed) was unable to go. But with Faulk able to play, Murphy will watch from the press box. Murphy has no goals and two assists in 20 games in 2016-17.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
5Kyle Rau
LW1Jason Zucker
2Zach Parise
3Jordan Greenway
4Marcus Foligno
5Tyler Ennis
RW1Mikael Granlund
2Nino Niederreiter
3Charlie Coyle
4Daniel Winnik
5Zack Mitchell
6Luke Kunin
7Kurtis Gabriel
8Justin Kloos
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Nick Seeler
6Nate Prosser
7Ryan Murphy
8Louis Belpedio
9Gustav Olofsson
10Carson Soucy
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock
3Niklas Svedberg