Murphy with the Hurricanes on 2013
March 31, 1993|
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
12th overall, 2011|
Ryan Murphy (born March 31, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). Murphy was originally drafted in the first round, 12th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Murphy was selected by the Kitchener Rangers third overall in the 2009 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Bantam Draft. He began his first season as a 16-year-old and led the OHL in rookie defencemen scoring, scoring 39 points in 62 games playing on a defensive pairing with Columbus Blue Jackets first-rounder John Moore. He followed up his stellar rookie campaign by helping the Rangers proceed to the third round of the OHL playoffs with 17 points in 20 games, leading the Rangers in defence scoring.
Murphy broke out his sophomore season, leading the OHL in defencemen goal scoring with 26 goals. He added to that with 53 assists for 79 points in 63 games, good enough for second in OHL in defencemen scoring behind Windsor Spitfires defenceman Ryan Ellis.
Murphy was named to the OHL First Team All-Star team for the 2010–11 season. On June 24, 2011, Murphy was drafted 12th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL Entry Draft, reuniting with former Kitchener Rangers teammate Jeff Skinner. On September 16, 2011, Murphy signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes.
When the Hurricanes' final 23-man roster was released on October 5, 2011, Murphy was on it, and he began the 2011–12 season in the NHL. On October 13, the Hurricanes returned Murphy to his OHL team, the Kitchener Rangers. Murphy suffered a severe concussion on November 4, during a game against the Niagara IceDogs. Consequently, he was placed in "complete shutdown mode" by the Rangers.
On September 18, 2012, Murphy was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers. During the 2012–13 season, on February 21, 2013, Murphy made his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes. He made the Hurricanes' opening night roster for the 2013–14 season. On October 6, 2013, he scored his first career NHL point, assisting on a Jay Harrison goal.
On June 29, 2017, Murphy (along with goaltender Eddie Läck and a seventh-round draft pick) was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for prospect Keegan Kanzig and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The following day, on June 30, the Flames announced Murphy was placed on unconditional waivers to buy-out the remaining year of his contract. The following day, on July 1, Murphy signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.
Murphy was cut from the Canadian 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament team despite a great performance during the tryout camp. Murphy would later be selected to the Canadian world junior camp in December, where he was one of the final cuts.
During the World Under-18s in April 2011, Murphy had an impressive tournament, scoring 13 points and leading the tournament in defencemen scoring, as well as leading Canada to a fourth-place finish as their leading scorer. He was named Defenceman of the Tournament. On the back of his performance, Murphy was invited to take part in Canada's 2011 national junior team selection camp 
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honours
|First All-Rookie Team||2010|
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2011|
|First All-Star Team||2011|||
|Second All-Star Team||2012, 2013|
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- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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| Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick