Arrival at UND: Fall 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
- The Province: BCHL Opponents Will Be On Same Side Come This Fall (April 2013)
- 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.
- Played for the reigning RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees (BCHL), producing 70 points (23G, 47A) in 50 regular season games. His 70 points tied him for the fifth most in the league, while his 1.4 PPG average was second best. In the postseason he notched 11 points (5G, 6A) in 15 games as Penticton advanced to the BCHL Finals.
- He began the BCHL regular season by recording at least one point in each of his first 17 games.
- He was named to the All-BCHL Interior Conference First Team.
- 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.