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Connor Murphy
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Born March 26, 1993 (1993-03-26) (age 26)
Boston, Massachusetts
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2011
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2013–present

Connor Murphy (born March 26, 1993) is an American ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected 20th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing CareerEdit

Connor played junior hockey with Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League. He has previously played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

Prior to signing with the Sting, he committed to Miami University, but decided to play in the Ontario Hockey League for the Sarnia Sting instead.

On November 16, 2013, Connor made his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes and in his first NHL game, he scored his first NHL goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback.

On July 28, 2016, Connor signed a six-year, $23.1 million contract with the Coyotes.

After his fourth season with the Coyotes in the 2016–17 season, he was traded by Arizona at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (alongside Laurent Dauphin) to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Niklas Hjalmarsson on June 23, 2017.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 USNTDP USHL 2 0 0 0 2
2010–11 USNTDP USHL 9 3 1 4 6
2011–12 Sarnia Sting OHL 35 8 18 26 26 6 1 2 3 6
2012–13 Sarnia Sting OHL 33 6 12 18 32
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 36 0 13 13 48
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 1 7 8 10
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 73 4 3 7 42
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 78 6 11 17 48
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 77 2 15 17 45
NHL totals 258 13 36 49 145

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 6 3 1 4 2
2013 United States WJC Template:Goca 7 0 1 1 2
2014 United States WC 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 United States WC Template:Brca 10 0 0 0 0
2016 United States WC 4th 10 3 2 5 12
2017 United States WC 5th 8 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 13 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 33 4 3 7 14

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States United States
World Championships
Bronze 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Gold 2013 Russia
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2011 Germany

Connor represented the United States internationally playing for Team USA in the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships with Team USA.

He scored 3 goals and had 1 assists in 6 games during the tournament, including the overtime goal in the gold medal game against Sweden.

Personal LifeEdit

Connor's father is former NHL defenseman Gord Murphy. He was born in Boston when Gord was a member of the Boston Bruins.

He grew up in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia before his family settled in Dublin, Ohio when his father was appointed an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His favorite sport other than hockey is basketball.