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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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Connor Murphy will be a healthy scratch on Saturday night as Chris Summers fills in.
In eight games this season Murphy has just one point, and after being benched for half the Nashville game, he's clearly not doing enough to impress Coach Tippett whose trying to keep his squad from descending into madness. Dec 13 - 7:28 PM

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Connor Murphy played Saturday night after being out with an upper-body injury.

Murphy missed the last two games with the injury, one he sustained on a hit from Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick on Monday. He played 14:40 and had a hit in the Coyotes' loss to the Bruins.
Dec 7 - 2:19 AM

Look for Connor Murphy to return to the Arizona lineup on Saturday after missing two games with an upper body injury.

Murphy was selected 20th overall in the 2011 Draft and this is his first real shot in the NHL as the defenseman has two goals and four points in 25 games. He does have offensive upside but he is not worth taking a chance on this season fantasy-wise.
Dec 6 - 4:57 AM

Connor Murphy (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's game against Los Angeles.

Murphy was hurt during Monday's game and wasn't available Tuesday as a result. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Dec 4 - 8:52 AM

Connor Murphy (upper body) wasn't available for Tuesday's game against Calgary.

Murphy sustained the injury during Monday's contest. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now. Murphy has two goals and four points in 25 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 3 - 9:35 AM

Connor Murphy exited Monday's game against Edmonton with an upper-body injury.

Murphy left the game early in the first period after he took a hit from Oilers' forward Tyler Pitlick. He is day-to-day right now. The 21-year-old has four points in 25 games this season.
Dec 2 - 12:43 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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