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Connor Murphy | Defenseman | #5

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (20) / ARI
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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. Oct 2 - 4:26 AM

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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.

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.
Jul 28 - 2:32 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.
Jul 25 - 2:18 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.
Apr 23 - 6:46 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.
Apr 6 - 2:30 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.
Mar 4 - 10:40 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

Connor Murphy scored his second goal of the season.

The defenseman tied the game at four with 16 seconds left in regulation. The Coyotes first round pick and 20th overall in 2011 has six points and 20 penalty minutes in 26 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:12:00 AM

Connor Murphy and Dustin Jeffrey will both be scratched from Sunday's match with Carolina.

Jeffrey, a long time AHL and NHL tweener, has produced two points in just six games thus far. Murphy meanwhile has put up five points, 20 PIMs, 26 hits, and 31 blocks over 24 games. That's nice consistency if you ever need a plug, but not enough to warrant an extended stay on your roster.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Connor Murphy ended a seven-game point drought on Saturday.

Murphy scored his first goal of the season in that game. He might not have much in the way of fantasy value in standard leagues this season, but he is certainly taking a step forward. He has five points in 19 contests this season compared to seven points in 73 games in 2014-15.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Coach Dave Tippett is pleased with the play of Connor Murphy and his defense partner Nicklas Grossmann.

The duo have been a strong pairing thus far and contributed offensively Thursday to the win. "Gross gets lots of accolades (Thursday) night because he gets two goals," Tippett said. "You look at what he’s done for our team this year. He’s been a good player, and Murph’s been a good player, too. So the two of them combined – you got a mentor and a young player – but both of them are doing their part to make a good pair. You look at the games where we’ve won and kind of won in a hard fashion. Those guys are big parts of the game." Murphy has four assists in 11 games after his two point outburst Thursday.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 03:39:00 AM

Connor Murphy picked up a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-2 win over Colorado.

Murphy now has just 17 points in his 113 game career, so this probably isn't a sign of things to come. But he played nearly 20 minutes and picked up two hits and four blocks as well.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 01:26:00 AM

Connor Murphy has two assists in 10 games this season.

Murphy only recorded seven points in 73 contests in 2014-15, so that's not terribly surprising. The former first round pick might eventually develop enough offensively to be worth owning in a standard league, but we can't recommend owning him at this time.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:36:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 03:12:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Martin Hanzal
2Christian Dvorak
3Jordan Martinook
4Brad Richardson
5Dave Bolland
6Tyler Gaudet
LW1Max Domi
2Tobias Rieder
3Jamie McGinn
4Lawson Crouse
5Brendan Perlini
RW1Anthony Duclair
2Radim Vrbata
3Shane Doan
4Ryan White
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Michael Stone
4Jakob Chychrun
5Connor Murphy
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue