Birthplace: Aurora, ON
Drafted: CAR 2011 (1st, 12th)
#8 Ryan Murphy
|Born||March 31, 1993|
|Drafted||CAR 2011 (1st, 12th)|
2015-16Split his third professional season between the Hurricanes and Checkers, appearing in a career-high 32 games at the AHL level … Also set AHL career highs in goals (7) and points (24) … Ranked third among Checkers defensemen in scoring and tied for second among team blueliners in goals despite appearing in less than half of the team’s games … Ranked sixth among all Checkers skaters with 15 power-play points … Began the season with Carolina, posting four assists in 17 games, before joining the Checkers for the first time on Nov. 26 … Posted two assists in his first AHL game of the season vs. IA (11/28) … Opened the scoring with his first AHL goal since 4/19/14 on the power play in a 2-1 shootout win vs. IA (11/29) … Recalled to Carolina on 12/1 but returned to Charlotte on 12/4 after appearing in one NHL game … Scored for the second consecutive AHL game vs. ONT (12/5), giving him four points (2g, 2a) in his first three AHL games this season … Scored his third goal in his sixth AHL game of the season at TEX (12/11). Had three goals in 50 career AHL games prior to that … Opened the scoring with a power-play goal at ONT (1/2) … Tied a franchise record with four assists, three of which were on the power play, in a 6-5 win vs. CHI (1/23) … Recalled to Carolina on 1/31 and returned to Charlotte on 2/8 after appearing in one NHL game … Recorded the first multi-goal game of his career with two and tied his career high with six shots on goal vs. SD (2/13) … Recalled to Carolina on the day of the NHL trade deadline on 2/29 … Returned to Charlotte at the conclusion of the Hurricanes’ season on 4/11. Had six points, all assists, in 16 NHL games during his most recent stint … Played in the Checkers’ last two games of the season, recording one assist in each contest at LE (4/14 and 4/15) to end the campaign on a season-long, five-game point streak at the AHL level (0g, 5a).
2014-15Split his second professional season between Carolina and Charlotte ... Tied for second among Checkers defensemen in points despite only playing 25 games ... Tied for fifth on the teaam overall in assists ... Was named an AHL All Star for the first time in his career ... Recorded a season-best three assists vs. IA on 12/8 ... Spent the majority of his the season with Carolina ... Scored a career-high four goals ... Ranked fourth among Canes defensemen in assists and points
2013-14Split his first professional season between Carolina and Charlotte … Despite playing just 22 games at the AHL level, ranked third among Checkers defensemen in scoring with 22 points (3g, 19a) … Broke the club record for most assists and points by a Checkers rookie defenseman in a single season previously set by Michal Jordan in 2010-11 (14 assists, 18 points) … Set franchise records with assists and points in 12 consecutive games from 2/7-3/26 (1g, 14a). His assist streak tied the longest posted by any AHL player over the course of the entire season (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's Andrew Ebbett) and was the longest by an AHL defenseman since the 2008-09 season (Binghamton rookie Mattias Karlsson) … Recorded two goals and 10 assists in 48 NHL games with Carolina … Began the season with Carolina and recorded his first NHL point with an assist vs. PHI (10/6) … Scored his first NHL goal at TOR (10/17) … Earned his first NHL multi-point game (2a) and posted a career-best, plus-3 rating at WSH (1/2) … Assigned to Charlotte for the first time this season on 1/24 after scoring 11 points (2g, 9a) in 39 games with Carolina … Recorded a professional career high three assists, all on the power play, and was plus-3 in his Checkers season debut vs. OKC (1/24) … Set career highs with six shots and four penalty minutes in his second game with the Checkers at LE (1/31) … Had an assist and five shots at LE (2/1) … Notched two assists, extending his assist/point streak to four games (0g, 5a), and was plus-2 vs. ABB (2/16) … Extended his assist/point streak to seven games (0g, 8a) with a helper at TEX (2/22), breaking the previous team record of six set by Zach Boychuk in 2012-13 … Assisted on both Checkers goals in a 3-2 loss at NOR (2/26), extending his assist/point streak to eight games (0g, 10a) … Scored his first career AHL goal and added an assist at HER (3/2), extending his assist/point streak to 10 games (1g, 12a) … Assisted on Chris Terry's 20th goal of the season at NOR (3/4) to tie Bobby Sanguinetti's team record with points in 11 consecutive games (1g, 13a) … Recalled to Carolina on 3/6 after scoring 18 points (1g, 17a) in his first 16 AHL games of the season … Skated an NHL season-high 26:51 at NJ (3/8) … Reassigned to Charlotte on 3/25 … Assisted on Brett Sutter's power-play goal at IA (3/26) to set a new franchise record for longest point streak (12 games) … Did not record a point for the first time in 13 games vs. OKC (3/29) … Recalled to Carolina on 4/4 and reassigned to Charlotte on 4/10 … Scored the Checkers' lone goal, the second of his AHL career, at MIL (4/18) … Finished the season with a multi-point game (1g, 1a), marking the first goal streak of his professional career (two games), at RFD (4/19) … Games missed while in NHL: 53 (10/4-1/23; 3/7-3/25; 4/4-4/6 … Missed one game due to injury (4/10) … Longest assist/point streak: 12 games (2/7-3/26: 1g, 14a) … Longest goal streak: 2 games (4/18-4/19: 2g, 1a) … Multi-assist games: 3 (1/24, 2/16, 2/26) … Multi-point games: 5 (1/24, 2/16, 2/26, 3/2, 4/19).
2012-13Spent his fourth and final season of junior hockey with Kitchener (OHL) while making his NHL and AHL debuts with Carolina and Charlotte … Played all five Calder Cup Playoff games for Charlotte and tied for second among team defensemen with two points, both assists … Recalled to Carolina on an emergency basis on 2/21 and made his NHL debut that night vs. WPG (2/21), skating 23:51 of ice time … Skated a season-high 25:27 vs. TB (2/23) … Reassigned to Kitchener (OHL) on 2/28 ... Recorded his only multi-goal game of the season in the Rangers' first playoff game vs. Guelph (3/22) … Assigned by Carolina to Charlotte for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs after Kitchener fell to London in the second round of the OHL playoffs … Made his Checkers/AHL debut and was plus-2 at PEO (4/15) … Recorded his first professional point, an assist, at MIL (4/19) … Recorded another assist in the Checkers' regular-season finale at PEO (4/20), giving him two points, both assists, in his first three AHL games … Assisted on Zach Boychuk's game-tying goal in the third period of Game 1 at OKC (4/26), his professional playoff debut … Was plus-2 in the Checkers' Game 3 victory vs. OKC (5/1) … Had the lone assist on Zach Boychuk's goal in Game 4 vs. OKC (5/3) … Longest point streak: 2 games (4/19-4/20: 0g, 2a).
Finished a four-year career with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers with 220 points (53g, 167a) in 228 games and 57 points (9g, 48a) in 53 playoff games... Ranked second on the Rangers in scoring with 48 points (10g, 38a) in 54 games in 2012-13 … Ranked ninth among OHL defensemen in scoring and led Rangers defensemen for the third consecutive season … Was fifth among Rangers skaters with a plus-14 rating … Had 13 multi-point games for Kitchener, including a four-assist game vs. Oshawa (10/19/12) ... Led team defensemen and tied for third on the team in playoff scoring with seven points (3g, 4a) in 10 games … Was tied for second among league defensemen in assists (43), and earned OHL Second All-Star Team honors in 2011-12… Made the Hurricanes' roster to open the season 2011-12 season, and was a healthy extra for the first four games of the NHL season with the Hurricanes, prior to being returned to Kitchener ... Led all OHL defensemen in assists (20) during the 2012 playoffs, as Kitchener advanced to the conference final before being swept by eventual OHL Champion London… Ranked third among OHL defensemen in playoff points (22), skating in 16 postseason contests ... Led all OHL defensemen in goals (26) and ranked second in scoring (79 points) in 63 games during his second OHL season in 2010-11 … Was voted into the top three by the league's Western Conference coaches in the Smartest Player and Best Offensive Defenseman categories… Played in the 2011 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Represented Team OHL in the 2011 CHL Subway Super Series against Russia … Was named OHL Defenseman of the Month for October 2010 after leading all league blueliners with 18 points (7g, 11a) in 12 games… Had five point efforts with a goal and four assists vs. Erie (10/1/10) and at London (11/4/10)… Ranked tied for 11th among OHL defensemen in 2011 playoff scoring with 11 points (2g, 9a), despite playing just seven games, as Kitchener fell in the opening round to Plymouth… Was selected to the OHL's All-Rookie Team in 2009-10, after ranking second among rookie blueliners and seventh among all OHL rookies with 39 points (6g, 33a)… Ranked second among Kitchener rookies and second among Rangers defensemen in scoring… Was also named Kitchener's Most Gentlemanly Player for 2009-10… Was third among OHL defensemen in scoring during the 2010 OHL playoffs, helping Kitchener reach the conference final before falling to eventual Memorial Cup champion Windsor in seven games … Was Kitchener's first-round pick (3rd overall) in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection … Prior to beginning his OHL career, played youth hockey for the York Simcoe Express, winning Ontario Minor Hockey Association AAA championships in Bantam (2008) and Peewee (2006).