|Born||February 23, 1967 |
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers|
|NHL Draft||189th overall, 1985|
Gord Murphy (born Gordon J. Murphy on February 23, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Atlanta Thrashers.
He is currently an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Gord was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the ninth round, 189th overall, of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals, he made his professional debut with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, in the 1987–88 season.
In the 1988–89 season, Gord joined the Flyers. After three-plus seasons in Philadelphia, he was traded (along with Brian Dobbin and a 1992 third-round draft choice) to the Boston Bruins for Garry Galley & Wes Walz in January of 1992.
Gord was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft and he played there for six seasons. The Panthers traded him to another expansion team, the Atlanta Thrashers, as part of a deal made in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft in which the Panthers acquired goaltender Trevor Kidd.
Gord spent two seasons in Atlanta before joining the Bruins once again for the 2001–02 season. After one season in the Bruins organization, he officially retired on March 19, 2002.
During his NHL career, Gord played in 863 games. He scored 85 goals and added 238 assists. He also played in 53 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring three goals and recording 16 assists.
He was a member of the 1996 Florida Panthers, who won the Eastern Conference before losing in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Regular season and playoffs
|1983–84||Don Mills Flyers||MTHL||65||24||42||66||130||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior int'l totals||6||1||0||1||2|
Gord worked as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets from the 2002–03 NHL season until he was fired as a part of an overall coaching change on June 16, 2010.
After working for Florida Panthers as an assistant coach, he was fired on November 8, 2013 (along with head coach Kevin Dineen and assistant coach Craig Ramsay). He was hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Flyers on June 18, 2014.
Gord and his wife, Nicole have two sons, Connor & Tyler and one daughter, Lexi.
- Barry Ashbee Trophy (Philadelphia Flyers top defenceman) (1989–90 season)