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Ryan James Murray (born September 27, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Ryan Murray
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Born (1993-09-27) September 27, 1993 (age 25)
White City, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2013–present

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Playing careerEdit

Murray was drafted 9th overall by the Everett Silvertips at the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. He was later named captain of the team for the start of his third season in Everett.[1]

On June 22, 2012, he was chosen second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft after he was ranked second among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting list.[2] The following month on July 24, 2012, Murray signed a three year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets.[3] On November 16, 2012, Murray injured his shoulder during a game with the Silvertips. He would later undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the WHL season (also making him unavailable for NHL play).[4]

Murray played his first NHL game on October 4, 2013 against the Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal on October 25, 2013, against Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[5] Murray has missed a significant amount of time due to injuries,[6] missing over 35% of his first five seasons in the NHL.

On February 11, 2016, the Blue Jackets re-signed Murray to a two year $5.65 million contract.[7] Injuries continued to reduce his playing time and, after missing nearly half the games in the 2017–18 NHL season, he signed a one year qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets on July 14, 2018.[8]

International playEdit

 
Ryan Murray as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
  2012 Canada

Murray participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Calgary and Edmonton and won the bronze medal.

In 2012, Murray became the first draft eligible player to represent Team Canada at the World Championship in many years. Murray became the second youngest Team Canada player to play in the tournament (the youngest was Paul Kariya in 1993).[9] Four years later, Murray again played for Canada, winning gold at the 2016 World Championship. Murray was also named to Team Canada to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Everett Silvertips WHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Everett Silvertips WHL 52 5 22 27 31 7 2 5 7 2
2010–11 Everett Silvertips WHL 70 6 40 46 45 4 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Everett Silvertips WHL 46 9 22 31 31 4 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Everett Silvertips WHL 23 2 15 17 14
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 4 17 21 10 5 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 12 1 2 3 8
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 4 21 25 40
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 2 9 11 24
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 44 1 11 12 8 6 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 1 1 0 1 0
2018–19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 1 28 29 10
NHL totals 320 13 88 101 100 11 0 2 2 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada West WHC17 8th 5 0 1 1
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 0 0 0 2
2010 Canada IH18   5 0 2 2 2
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 3 7 10 6
2012 Canada WJC   6 0 3 3 0
2012 Canada WC 5th 6 0 0 0 0
2016 Canada WC   10 0 5 5 0
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 3 0 0 0 0
2018 Canada WC 4th 10 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 29 3 13 16 10
Senior totals 19 0 5 5 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
International
WJC18 First Team All-Star 2011 [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ryan Murray Tabbed as 2011-12 Captain". everettsilvertips.com. April 5, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "2010 NHL Central Scouting rankings". National Hockey League. 2012-06-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  3. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Sign 2012 First Pick Ryan Murray To Standard Three-Year Entry Level Deal". NHL.com. July 24, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray undergoes successful shoulder surgery". Columbus Blue Jackets. January 10, 2013. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Blue Jackets top Maple Leafs for third straight win". Columbus Blue Jackets. October 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Murray to two-year contract". NHL.com. February 11, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray accepts 1-year qualifying offer". sportsnet.ca. July 14, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Murray added to Canadian roster at World Hockey Championship". The Sports Network. 2012-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  10. ^ "Hockey Canada adds WHL Alumni Ryan Murray to roster for 2018 IIHF World Championship". whl.ca. April 28, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Prospects report from World Under 18's". Archived from the original on May 1, 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Johansen
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Alexander Wennberg