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Connor Murphy | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
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Connor Murphy scored his fourth goal of the season for the Coyotes' only marker of Monday's 4-1 loss.
Murphy also contributed a block and a hit during his 18 minutes of work. He now has four goals and seven points over 68 games this season. Mar 31 - 3:12 AM

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Connor Murphy and Justin Hodgeman were made late scratches against the Canucks on Sunday night.

Through 64 games this season, Murphy has produced six points, 34 PIMs, 123 hits, and 128 blocks. Pretty good if your league rewards defensive defenders like Murphy. Hopefully his -25 on the +/- meter won't hurt too much, though.
Mar 22 - 8:03 PM

Connor Murphy will be a healthy scratch Monday night versus the Predators.

Murphy has been a regular on defense for the Coyotes, but head coach Dave Tippet will let Brandon Gormley suit up in Murphy’s place Monday night. Murphy has also been battling some sickness lately so an extra day of rest wouldn't hurt the 21-year-old who's scored just three goals and three assists in 59 games played this year while posting a horrific minus 22 rating. It’s been a learning season for the youngster, but the future could be bright for the 2011 first round pick.
Mar 9 - 6:19 PM

Connor Murphy will be scratched on Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

Murphy has had a nice rookie campaign with 104 hits and 106 blocks in just 54 games thus far, however he's lacking in the fantasy value department.
Feb 24 - 6:29 PM

Connor Murphy (illness) will be back in the Coyotes' lineup on Friday.

Murphy missed Tuesday's game due to the disease. Chris Summers played as a result, but he will likely be in the press box Friday.
Feb 13 - 2:36 PM

Connor Murphy didn't participate in Tuesday's game due to an illness.

Chris Summers was inserted into the Coyotes' lineup as a result. The Coyotes don't play again until Friday, so Murphy has a few days to recover before he's in danger of missing another game.
Feb 11 - 10:54 AM

"Everyone dreams about playing in a place as nice as this," Connor Murphy said of Columbus' Nation Wide Arena. From 2002-10, Murphy lived in Columbus and skated with the injured players while his father, Gord, was the Blue Jackets' assistant coach.

"It will be pretty surreal going out for warm-ups," Murphy said. "It's something you don't picture happening growing up but it's a pretty cool opportunity." The nearly 22 year old defender is expected to skate with Andrew Campbell to make Arizona's third defensive pairing. Neither have much of any fantasy value this season.
Feb 3 - 7:08 PM

Connor Murphy scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss against Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Murphy has three goals and six points in 42 games in 2014-15. Although he does very little offensively, it is worth noting that he has recorded 77 hits and 81 blocked shots this season.
Jan 28 - 10:29 AM

Connor Murphy will face his father Gord Murphy, the Flyers' assistant coach on Tuesday night.

Gord Murphy played 14 seasons, including his first three and a half with Philadelphia starting in 1988-89. They were some of his most productive seasons in an otherwise unspectacular career during an era of offensive-defensemen in the 90's. Connor has no fantasy value at this time, but he was born while Gord played for Florida in 1993.
Jan 27 - 6:42 PM

Connor Murphy will draw back into the Coyotes' lineup on Tuesday night.

The young defender isn't quite fantasy viable just yet as has just 12 points and 23 PIMs through 57 career games.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:27:00 PM

Connor Murphy was back in the Arizona lineup after sitting out the last two games as a healthy scratch.

The Coyotes first round pick and 20th overall in 2011, has two goals and four points in 28 games and although he does have some offensive upside, the Coyotes are strong on the blueline power play-wise with Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson so his effectiveness is limited at this time. If Yandle was to get dealt, as has been rumored, Murphy could have more fantasy relevance.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 06:34:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 07:28:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 02:19:00 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.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 04:57:00 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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 08:52:00 AM

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C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Brad Richardson
5Joe Vitale
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Lucas Lessio
5Kyle Chipchura
6John Scott
RW1Shane Doan
2Steve Downie
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Klas Dahlbeck
7Stefan Elliott
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Anders Lindback