Gordon J. Murphy (born 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.
February 23, 1967|
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
189th overall, 1985|
He 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, Murphy made his professional debut with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, in the 1987–88 season. In 1988–89, he joined the Flyers. After three-plus seasons in Philadelphia Murphy was traded, along with Brian Dobbin and a 1992 third-round draft choice, to the Boston Bruins for Garry Galley and Wes Walz in January of 1992.
Murphy 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. Murphy 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.
In his NHL career, Murphy 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.
He 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, Murphy 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 Flyers on June 18, 2014. He was fired on November 28, 2018. On August 2, 2019, the New York Rangers announced the hiring of Murphy as an associate head coach with the Hartford WolfPack, the Rangers AHL affiliate.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1983–84||Don Mills Flyers||MTHL||65||24||42||66||130||—||—||—||—||—|
- "NHL Player Search Gord J. Murphy". Legends of Hockey.net. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- Jim Greenidge and Nancy L. Marrapese (1992-01-03). "Galley, Walz dealt; Murphy arrives Veteran defenseman, disgruntled center sent to Flyers for two players, pick". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "1993 NHL Expansion Draft". Hockey DB.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "1999 NHL Draft Stocking the roster Thrashers draft defense, then execute eight trades". CNN/SI.com. 1999-06-25. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "Gord Murphy Columbus Blue Jackets - Assistant Coach". NHL.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "Blue Jackets let go of Noel, assistant coaches". TSN.ca. Archived from the original on June 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "Flyers name Gord Murphy to coaching staff". Philadelphia Flyers. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- "Flyers fire AGM Pryor, assistant coach Murphy". TSN.ca. November 28, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
- "Gord Murphy - Assistant Coach - Florida Panthers". www.nhl.com. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
- "Blackhawks acquire Murphy and Dauphin from Arizona for Hjalmarsson". NHL.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Barry Ashbee Trophy winner