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Connor Murphy | Defenseman | #5

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (20) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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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. Feb 14 - 5:04 AM

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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.
Feb 11 - 11:25 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.
Jan 21 - 4:38 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.
Jan 19 - 7:36 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

Connor Murphy will return from his upper body injury on Saturday to pair with Jakob Chychrun against the Wild.

Through 26 games so far this season, Murphy has posted four points with 19 PIMs, 39 blocks and 56 hits. So get him back in your line up.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Connor Murphy suffered an upper body injury Saturday and is day-to-day.

The Coyotes are off on a four game road trip that begins tonight in Pittsburgh but Murphy is not on the trip. Murphy has only four assists in 26 games with a minus-10 rating and 19 penalty minutes so his fantasy value is negligible.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:07:00 AM

Connor Murphy suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

The Coyotes did not want to take any chances since it was only an exhibition game. "It was just a precautionary situation," associate coach Jim Playfair said. "He went in the boards there, and we just decided just for where we are in camp and what we got coming ahead it was just a better decision to keep him out for the rest of the night. But he’s fine." Murphy had six goals and 17 points last season. Look for an improvement to 25 this season.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 04:26:00 AM

Connor Murphy will probably be paired with Oliver Ekman-Larsson again in 2016-17.

"He's a top player in the league in general, and he's a big part of our team in Arizona," Murphy said of Ekman-Larsson. "He's someone that you want to always set a goal to be able to play with because he can help you out that much more." GM John Chayka likes Murphy's ability to defend and his mobility. He also envisions Murphy being a part of the Coyotes' leadership group.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Connor Murphy has agreed to a six-year, $23.1 million contract with Arizona.

That is an annual average value of $3.85 million per season. In 78 games last year, Murphy picked up six goals and 17 points while averaging 20:30 of ice time. He has accounted for 175 hits and 139 blocked shots.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Arizona is making headway in negotiations with Connor Murphy.

The restricted free agent defender posted 17 points in 78 games with the Coyotes last year.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 02:18:00 PM

Connor Murphy will play for the United States at the upcoming World Championships in Russia.

The 23-year-old defenseman played most of the season on the top pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and acquitted himself quite well. "I expect him to come back even better next year," coach Dave Tippett said. "He wants to be a top-four defenseman in this league, and he studies other top-four defensemen in this league. He knows exactly what they do and how much they play and the impact they have on the game. So he’s well-versed in his goal of what he wants to become." Murphy had six goals and 17 points in 78 games so his fantasy value at this stage of his career is negligible.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 06:46:00 AM

Connor Murphy does bit of everything for Arizona during Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Chicago.

Murphy picked up his sixth goal of the season, bringing his points up to 17 points. He also collected a minor, two hits, three blocks, and three shots on goal. Surely making some Coyotes die-hard happy out on the world wide web.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 02:30:00 AM

Connor Murphy recorded an assist in a 5-1 loss to Anaheim Thursday night.

Murphy has five goals and 14 points in 60 games this season. Those aren't stunning numbers, but it's double his point total from 2014-15.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Connor Murphy scores a goal in a 3-2 win over Toronto Tuesday night.

Murphy has found the back of the net in two of his last four games. He now has three goals and four assists in 29 contests in 2015-16.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:37:00 AM

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3Peter Holland
4Josh Jooris
5Brad Richardson
6Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Clayton Keller
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Lawson Crouse
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Tobias Rieder
3Shane Doan
4Anthony Duclair
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Jakob Chychrun
4Connor Murphy
5Anthony DeAngelo
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Zbynek Michalek
9Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue