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Ryan Murray | Defenseman | #27

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / CLM
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is looking for more out of Ryan Murray this season.
"I hope Mur gets sick of hearing me," Tortorella said. "I’d just like him to say, ‘You know what? I’m sick of listening to your (crap). I’m going to show you,’ because he’s listened to a ton of it from me because I know how good he can be. I hope he has an attitude of, ‘I’m tired of you. I’m going to show you.’ I would love that." Murray was taken with the second overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry, but the 24-year-old defenseman hasn't lived up to the early hype. He was limited to two goals and 11 points in 60 contests last season and he's seen his role on the team decline due to the acquisition of Seth Jones and rise of Zach Werenski. Murray's still young enough that a breakout isn't implausible, but we wouldn't bet on it either. Sep 19 - 4:25 AM

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have protected Ryan Murray in the expansion draft.

The Blue Jackets have been rumored to have made a trade with Vegas and Murray could still be on his way there. The protected list for the Blue Jackets is as follows: Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell, Boone Jenner, Brandon Saad, Alexander Wennberg, Seth Jones, David Savard and Sergei Bobrovsky as well as Murray. Josh Anderson and Lauri Korpikoski lead the way as far as unprotected players are concerned but the proposed deal would save the Jackets from losing them.
Jun 18 - 11:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly prepared to send the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a prospect to the Vegas Golden Knights.

In exchange Vegas would be limited to picking one of Ryan Murray, Matt Calvert, or William Karlsson from Columbus in the expansion draft. That would mean that the Blue Jackets wouldn't lose a more valuable player like Jack Johnson, David Savard, or Josh Anderson. Murray would be an intriguing pick for Vegas. He was the second overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but only recorded 11 points in 60 contests last season. Perhaps a change of scenery would help him get his career back on track.
Jun 17 - 4:14 AM

The 2016-17 campaign was a disappointing one for Ryan Murray.

Murray had just two goals and 11 points in 60 points this season. In addition to that he saw his playing time drop from an average of 22:51 minutes in 2015-16 to 18:20 minutes in 2016-17. The Blue Jackets are hoping that they can eventually get more out of the 2012 second overall pick. "It’s a big summer for Ryan; for him and for us," Blue Jackets president John Davidson said. "He knows it. We’ve had good talks with him. He’s had good talks with our strength and conditioning people, our doctors. He’s a good hockey player, and we’ve seen some good things from him. He’s had bad injury luck without question, but he’s going to overcome that. He’s at the age now (23) where he’s not a young pup."
Apr 25 - 10:31 AM

Ryan Murray remains sidelined with a broken hand and his return isn't believed to be imminent.

The Blue Jackets took Murray off the IR list in late March, but he didn't resume playing despite the paper move. Murray's last game was on March 11. At this point it's looking like Murray might not be ready for the start of the playoffs, but we'll have to wait and see.
Apr 4 - 9:41 AM

Ryan Murray was activated from I/R on Tuesday by Columbus.

Curious given his original timetable with a broken hand, but here we are. Through 60 games this season Murray has posted two goals and 11 points along with 96 blocks.
Mar 23 - 1:52 PM

Ryan Murray was placed on I/R retroactively to March 11th with a broken hand.

Yet another injury for the young defender. He's expected to be out four-to-six weeks, which will keep him sidelined until mid-to-late April. Given his timetable he'll probably miss the rest of the regular season, but he might be fine for the first round of the playoffs.
Mar 19 - 1:00 PM

Ryan Murray will be out for four-to-six weeks due to his broken hand.

Murray underwent surgery Monday morning. He suffered the injury when he blocked a shot on Saturday. Given his timetable he'll probably miss the rest of the regular season, but he might be fine for the first round of the playoffs.
Mar 13 - 10:59 AM

Ryan Murray (broken hand) could miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.

Of course, it depends how far the Blue Jackets go in the postseason. As the Columbus Dispatch points out, a broken hand usually takes between four-to-six weeks to fully heal. If that's the case, Murray will likely miss the first round of the playoffs.
Mar 13 - 10:01 AM

Ryan Murray will be lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a while as he suffered a broken hand Saturday.

Murray took a Tyler Ennis shot off his hand only 1:44 into the first and did not return. He has two goals and 11 points this season as a third pairing defenseman. Consider him out for the remainder of the regular season and some of the playoffs for now.
Mar 12 - 8:39 AM

Ryan Murray sustained an upper body injury (hand) 1:44 into the first and will not return to the game, according to Blue Jackets PR.

Murray took an Tyler Ennis shot on his right hand and left the ice immediately.
Mar 11 - 7:48 PM

Ryan Murray will tag in for Kyle Quincey against the Sabres on Saturday.

Through 59 games this season he's posted two goals and 11 points along with 24 PIMs and 94 blocks.
Mar 11 - 6:56 PM

Ryan Murray (lower body) won't play in Friday's match with the Sabres.

Through 59 games this season he's posted two goals and 11 points along with 24 PIMs and 94 blocks. Murray has been out since March 5th. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 10 - 6:08 PM

Updating a previous item, Ryan Murray is out with a lower-body injury.

We weren't sure if he was injured or if he had simply been made a healthy scratch, but we have our answer now. Murray is day-to-day for now.
Mar 7 - 7:49 PM

Ryan Murray isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

It's unclear if he's dealing with an injury or if he's just an outright scratch. Kyle Quincey was initially supposed to be scratched in this one, but it looks like he'll play. We'll provide more details on Murray's status as soon as the Blue Jackets make an announcement. Scott Harrington is a healthy scratch for this one.
Mar 7 - 6:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alexander Wennberg
2Nick Foligno
3Brandon Dubinsky
4Lukas Sedlak
5Sam Vigneault
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Boone Jenner
3Pierre-Luc Dubois
4Matt Calvert
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Oliver Bjorkstrand
3Sonny Milano
4Josh Anderson
5Zac Dalpe
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Scott Harrington
7Gabriel Carlsson
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo