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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 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. Nov 25 - 10:35 AM

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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.
Nov 7 - 3:39 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.
Nov 6 - 1:26 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.
Nov 5 - 10:36 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.
Mar 31 - 3:12 AM

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

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D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Klas Dahlbeck
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