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Connor Murphy | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
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Conner Murphy had a goal and an assist but it wasn't enough as the Coyotes lost 4-3 to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Mikkel Boedker and Joe Vitale scored the other two goals for the Coyotes in this back and forth affair. Arizona out-shot Dallas 37-34 on the night but was robbed on numerous attempts by Kari Lehtonen. Nov 12 - 12:56 AM

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Connor Murphy scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday.

Murphy has been used sparingly so far this season, as evidenced by his 9:36 minutes of ice time Wednesday night. Until he starts playing a bigger role with Arizona, he won't have any fantasy value.
Oct 16 - 7:53 AM

Connor Murphy has won a roster spot with Arizona.

Murphy had a goal and eight points in 30 games in 2013-14. "He's earned the right to be here," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "He's had a good enough camp that we felt like he should be playing in our top-six. He'll continue to get better consistently in the way he does things — not just thinking them, but actually getting them done will continue to improve every day with him." Murphy was taken with the 20th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Oct 6 - 5:21 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Lucas Lessio
6Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4Tobias Rieder
5David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Brandon Gormley
8Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk