Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Murphy
Mike Murphy was born on January 15, 1989 in Inverary, Ontario. A standout goaltender in the Ontario Hockey League for the Belleville Bulls, Murphy was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. With the Bulls Murphy was named OHL Goaltender of the Year in 2008. He would receive the honour again the following season, becoming the first ever repeat winner of the award. In addition he was named CHL Goaltender of the year in 2009.

Murphy made his professional debut for the Albany River Rats during the 2009-10 season and would move with the club the following year when they became the Charlotte Checkers. He would spend the majority of the following two seasons with Charlotte before receiving his first call to NHL action on December 6, 2011. That same night Murphy became part of NHL history when he became the first goaltender to record a loss before allowing his first NHL goal. Murphy had left the ice for an extra attacker when the opposing Calgary Flames scored into the empty net. When the Hurricanes answered with a goal of their own, the empty-netter became the game winning goal and Murphy, as the goaltender of record, was charged with the loss despite stopping both shots he faced.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2004-05 Kingston Predators Minor-ON 25 4 1.41
2005-06 Kingston Voyageurs ON-Jr.A 33 16 13 2 3 3.30 4 0 3 0 6.55
2005-06 Belleville Bulls OHL 3 1 1 0 0 5.81
2006-07 Belleville Bulls OHL 18 8 6 2 0 3.68
2007-08 Belleville Bulls OHL 49 36 7 4 3 2.24 19 14 4 1 2.32
2007-08 Belleville Bulls M-Cup 4 2 1 1 0 4.73
2008-09 Belleville Bulls OHL 54 40 9 4 5 2.08 17 10 7 0 2.56
2009-10 Albany River Rats AHL 20 10 9 0 2 2.81
2010-11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 39 21 11 3 2 2.53 14 7 7 1 2.57
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 0 1 0 0 0.00
2011-12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 37 18 15 2 1 2.74
2012-13 Spartak Moscow KHL 7 4.34
2012-13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.04 1 0 0 0 6.95
2013-14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 19 4 11 0 0 3.99
2014-15 EC Dornbirner Austria 7 1 5 0 0 3.94
NHL Totals 2 0 1 0 0 0.00


OHL First All-Star Team (2008, 2009) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2009) Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), June 6, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Charlotte (AHL), March 26, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Dornbirner (Austria), June 16, 2014.
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