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Connor Murphy | Defenseman | #5

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (20) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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Connor Murphy found the back of the net in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to San Jose.
Murphy scored for the just the second time this season on his 25th birthday. He also registered two shots, three hits and five blocks in 18:07 of ice time. Murphy has 12 points in 71 matches this year. Mar 27 - 11:29 AM

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Connor Murphy has been paired with Duncan Keith for the last six games.

Murphy had some trouble adapting to Chicago's system at the start of the year, but he has been more comfortable lately. "He's had some good stretches in games," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Some games, like our team game, [we'd like him to be] more crisp and predictable possession-wise, but that's been a team thing." Murphy has 114 hits and 72 blocks in 64 games this season, but he shouldn't be on your radar if you are looking for offense.
Mar 15 - 11:33 AM

Connor Murphy was a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks on Sunday against Edmonton.

Murphy has been scratched four times this season, but Sunday was the first time since Oct. 28. He was out to give Jan Rutta, who had been in the press box for four games, a chance to play again.
Jan 8 - 11:29 AM

Connor Murphy earned an assist on Wednesday night against Washington.

Murphy has collected four assists in his last six games. That's notable because he has only five points in 25 games this season. Murphy still isn't worth picking up at this time, but he could be worth keeping an eye on if his recent hot streak continues.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:24:00 AM

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
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Connor Murphy scored a goal in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Murphy got the Blackhawks on the board at the 16:14 mark of the second period to cut his team's deficit to 3-1, but that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. The goal was Murphy's first as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. He now has one point in 13 games in 2017-18. Lance Bouma and Jan Rutta registered the assists on Chicago's only goal.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 09:51:00 PM

It appears the Chicago Blackhawks will scratch Connor Murphy again tonight.

Murphy is a former first round pick that has failed to live up to the hype. This will mark the second time the Blackhawks sit him this season. He has zero points with a plus-3 rating this season.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Connor Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Murphy played in Chicago's first three games, but he'll sit tonight as the Hawks will play their second game in two nights. Cody Franson will take his spot in the lineup. Jordan Oesterle is also expected to sit tonight.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Connor Murphy sustained a lower-body injury during Saturday's game.

Murphy exited the contest with roughly 4:40 minutes left in the contest. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville believed that Murphy would be okay, but Chicago will know more on Sunday. The Blackhawks acquired Murphy as part of the Niklas Hjalmarsson trade.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:58:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Niklas Hjalmarsson.

Murphy scored two goals and registered 15 assists in 77 contests while averaging 19:11 minutes in 2016-17. He'll help fill the void left by Hjalmarsson and, critically for Chicago, he's providing the Blackhawks with some long-term cost certainty. He's entering just the second season of his six-year, $23.1 million deal.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Connor Murphy extended his point streak to three games on Monday.

Murphy has a goal and 13 points in 49 games this season. His career-high is 17 points and there's a fair chance he'll pass that mark by a small amount.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 05:04:00 AM

Connor Murphy’s first goal of the season was the OT game winner in a 4-3 victory by the Coyotes over the Penguins Saturday night.

Murphy has earned 11 assists for the season. Three of these have come in the last six games so he has been skating around the edge of scoring the elusive goal. Murphy will need to pick up the pace if he wants to match either of his last two seasons. He scored four goals in 2014-15 and six last year.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Connor Murphy will return to Arizona's blue line against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Through 40 games Murphy is still searching for his first goal but does have eight helpers along with 29 PIMs, 50 blocks and 91 hits.
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Connor Murphy isn't on the ice warming up for Thursday's match with the Wild.

Which means he won't be playing tonight, unfortunately. Through 40 games Murphy has eight helpers along with 29 PIMs, 50 blocks and 91 hits.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 07:36:00 PM

Connor Murphy picked up a point during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Wild, his return after a three-game absence.

He also had a minus-2 rating in 17:25 of ice time in his return to the lineup from an upper-body injury. Murphy currently has five points in 27 games this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Dylan Sikura
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vinnie Hinostroza
RW1Patrick Kane
2Alex DeBrincat
3Anthony Duclair
4Tomas Jurco
5Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Erik Gustafsson
5Connor Murphy
6Jordan Oesterle
7Blake Hillman
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg