Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Connor Murphy
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 03/26/1993
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: PHX: 2011-20 overall
Played in a career-high 73 games and posted 4-3-7 and 42 PIM…Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (142) and fifth on the team in hits (137)…Finished fifth on the team in SH TOI (125:57)… Recorded a career-high 72 shots…Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. SJS, Apr. 4…Scored a goal vs. BUF, Mar. 30…Scored a goal at PHI, Jan. 27…Tallied an assist at EDM, Dec. 23…Had an assist at VAN, Nov. 14…Recorded 1-1-2 vs DAL, Nov. 11…Scored his first goal of the season and was a plus-2 vs. EDM, Oct. 15.

2013-14 Highlights
Played in 30 games in his first NHL season posting 1-7-8 and a plus-5 rating...Recorded 0-13-13 and 48 penalty minutes in 36 games with Portland (AHL)...Had an assist vs. CGY, Jan. 7...Notched two assists in his first career multi-point game vs. PHI, Jan. 4...Had a three-game point streak Dec. 12-17...Recorded his 1st career NHL assist vs. NYI, Dec. 12...Skated in a career-high 26:50 of ice time at COL, Dec. 10...Scored his first career goal and skated in 22:32 of ice time in his NHL debut vs. TBL, Nov. 16.

2012-13 Highlights
Played in 33 games as an alternate captain with Sarnia (OHL), recording 6-12-18 and 32 PIM...Scored four power-play goals.

2011-12 Highlights
Registered 8-18-26 and 26 PIM in 35 games with Sarnia...Set OHL career highs in games played, goals, assists, and points... Made his OHL postseason debut, totaling 1-2-3 and six PIM in six postseason contests...Ranked second among all Sting defensemen in points...Led all team defensemen in postseason scoring...Notched his first OHL goal at Erie on Jan. 6.

2010-11 Highlights
Played in nine games for the U.S. NTDP, totaling 3-1-4 and a plus-6 rating...Played in 13 games with the U.S. NTDP U-18 Team, recording 3-3-6.

2009-10 Highlights
Appeared in six games with the U.S. NTDP U-17 Team and scored one goal.

International Career
2014: Played in five games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship in Belarus...2013: Totaled 0-1-1 in seven games with the gold medal winning U.S. squad at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Russia...2011: Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship...Was named player of the game after scoring the gold-medal winning OT goal, helping Team USA defeat Team Sweden 4-3.

Nickname is “Murph”...His favorite player growing up was Nicklas Lidstrom...Favorite band is Mumford and Sons and his favorite movie is “Dumb & Dumber”...Enjoys playing all sports...His father Gord played 14 seasons in the NHL (Philadelphia, Boston, Florida and Atlanta) as a defensemen...Gord is an assistant coach with Philadelphia.