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Connor Murphy | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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Connor Murphy will head to AHL Portland.
Murphy had a goal and eight points in 30 games with Phoenix in 2013-14. He also has 11 assists in 34 AHL contests. Apr 15 - 12:19 PM

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Connor Murphy could play in his first game near his hometown as the Coyotes are in Columbus Tuesday.

Murphy is a native of nearby Dublin, Ohio and the former first round pick in the 2011 Draft is itching to get back into the Phoenix lineup after being a healthy scratch the last three games. He has a goal and eight points with a plus-six rating this season in 28 games. Stay tuned.
Apr 8 - 8:01 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Connor Murphy.

Murphy has a goal and eight points in 26 games with Phoenix this season. This is his first pro campaign after being taken in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Mar 27 - 11:03 AM

Connor Murphy has been sent to the minors.

He'll suit up for Portland in the AHL during the Olympic break. Murphy has earned eight points and a plus-4 rating in 26 games. He also has 39 hits and 37 blocks.
Feb 10 - 3:38 PM

Connor Murphy has been brought up by Phoenix.

In 21 contests with the Coyotes, he has eight points and 20 shots.
Jan 27 - 4:58 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes need some changes, so it might not be that surprising that they sent Connor Murphy to the AHL on Sunday.

He actually had three points in two games before going pointless in his two most recent contests, but apparently Phoenix believes that the defenseman needs to work on his game a bit.
Jan 12 - 3:14 PM

Connor Murphy had two assists on Saturday in the Coyotes 5-3 loss to Philadelphia.

The 20th overall pick in the 2011 draft now has a goal and seven points in 18 games. The son of former NHLer Gord Murphy has a lot of offensive upside but could have trouble seeing a lot of power play time early in his career as the Coyotes have Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Keith Yandle ahead of him on the depth chart.
Jan 5 - 9:44 AM

Connor Murphy had an assist on Monday.

Murphy has only been held off the scoresheet twice in Phoenix's last six games. He has five points and a plus-four rating in 13 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Connor Murphy has been summoned by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Murphy has five assists in 12 contests with the AHL Portland Pirates this season. He scored a goal in his NHL debut on Nov. 16, but hasn't played for Phoenix since.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Despite scoring the game-winner and playing more than 22 minutes last night, Connor Murphy appears primed to return to the AHL.

It looks like the Phoenix Coyotes will demote him on Sunday. Murphy acquitted himself well, but he's not the only 'Yotes blueliner who can create some offense, so it helps explain the move. If nothing else, he can build on this early experience.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Connor Murphy played 22:32 minutes and scored his first goal in his NHL debut on Saturday.

Coach Dave Tippett was not afraid to use the rookie in tough situations as Murphy was second on the team in shorthanded time on ice. The first product of the Columbus minor system to make the NHL, Murphy was a first round selection, 20th overall in the 2011 Draft. Look for him to stay up for at least a while as the Coyotes are hurting on the blueline and if he is able to play like he did on Saturday, he may never be returned to the minors.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 08:00:00 AM

Connor Murphy is making his NHL debut for the Coyotes on Saturday night.

The 20-year-old defenseman was taken 20th overall in the 2011 draft. He had five points, nine penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in 10 games in the AHL.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 07:15:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled Connor Murphy from the minors.

The defenseman was selected in the first round, 20th overall in the 2011 Draft. He had five assists in 10 games with Portland of the AHL. Murphy suffered a season-ending knee injury at the World Junior Championships in January so to be called up after only 10 games in the AHL bodes well for the youngster. He is a big strong rearguard with a good shot, a mature defensive game and offensive potential so keep an eye on him, especially for the future.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Coyotes prospect Connor Murphy will miss the rest of the season following a knee injury he suffered at the World Junior Championship.

"First and foremost our hearts go out to Connor," said Sarnia GM Jacques Beaulieu in a statement. "This is a player who does everything the right way and has such a bright future in this game. He is in excellent hands with the Phoenix medical staff who will take the lead with his procedure and rehab." The Coyotes had Murphy undergo an MRI on Wednesday and it revealed a lateral meniscus tear causing his knee to lock, which will require surgery to repair. It's doubtful he would've landed an NHL spot for this season and it's uncertain if he would've been a target for training camp, but he won't be available to do either now. Murphy won gold for the United States at the tournament and he produced 18 points in 33 games this OHL campaign with the Sting.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Connor Murphy netted a goal for the United States in the team's 3-2 overtime win over Sweden in World Junior Championship pre-tournament play on Thursday.

Murphy has registered 18 points with the OHL's Sarnia Sting this season. He was selected in the first round, 20th overall, by Phoenix in 2011. Fellow defenseman and Philadelphia draft pick Shayne Gostisbehere scored the game-winning goal and Plymouth forward Ryan Hartman, who is eligible for the 2013 draft, also found the back of the net for Team USA in the match.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Chris Summers
7Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk