Potential Arrival at UND: 2013
Birthday: October 22nd, 1993
Hometown: Victoria, BC, Canada
Profiles & Press Clippings:
- BCHL 2012-13 Profile/Stat Page
- Elite Prospects Profile/Stat Page
- Penticton Vees Commitment Release
- Penticton Western News: Vees' Murphy Driven to Improve (Sept 2012)
- The Three Vees: Murphy Given An "A" (July 2012)
- Was ranked 142nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting heading into the 2012 NHL Draft, but went undrafted.
- Playing for the defending RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees (BCHL).
- He was a member of the silver medal-winning Canada West team at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, where he recorded six points (3G, 3A) in four tournament games in being named to the tournament's All-Star Team.
- Had a very solid showing at the BCHL Showcase, leading USHR to rank him as the Showcase's third best forward: "The most college-ready player we saw here...Murphy has good speed, is gritty and can really shoot a puck. Will make an immediate impact in college hockey. Played on Penticton’s National Championship team last season, finishing fourth in league scoring with a 36-55-91 scoring line in 56 games played. Will contend for the league scoring title."
- Split his time between the BCHL's Victoria Grizzlies and Penticton Vees. With Victoria, he produced 62 points (22G, 40A) in 38 games. After a January trade that sent him to Penticton, he closed out the regular season with 29 points (14G, 15A) in 22 games with the Vees, eventually being named a BCHL Interior Conference First Team All-Star. He continued his breakout campaign through the postseason by helping lead Penticton to the Fred Page Cup (BCHL Playoff Champions), Doyle Cup (BCHL/AJHL champion series winner), and RBC Cup (Canadian Junior A National Champion) by producing 27 points (14G, 13A) in 26 postseason games. His strong postseason play earned him co-Playoff MVP honors for the Vees.
- Played for the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL), recording 16 points (7G, 9A) in 56 regular season games. He also had two goals and an assist in eight playoff games.
- Played with the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and the BCHL's Victoria Grizzlies. Produced four points (3G, 1A) with Victoria.