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#6 Ryan Murphy
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 3/31/93
From: Aurora, Ont
Height: 5'11
Weight: 181
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2011 draft 1st rnd, 12th overall by Carolina (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 1 yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 7/28/21
Plus: Possesses elite on-ice vision... Tremendous skater, fuid stride and elusive one-on-one... top level offensive skill set... Creative player can go end-to-end or make a great pass to satrt the play...
Minus: Undersized for an NHL Defender... Risky decision making at ties...
Organizational Comments: NHL Central Scouting - Chris Edwards "Ryan's work on the power play is oustanding, he sees the ice very well and is creative, [has] excellent passing ability and a great shot that he gets through to the net. (He's) also an excellent all-round skater. He's got real good mobility. He's a bit of a gambler. He does move the puck well, but he's going to have to concentrate on making good plays.
What GRC says: Fall 2021 Coming off an award winning season, the reigning AHL defenseman of the year should be a shot in the arm for the Griffins offense and also a spark for the powerplay. While his defensive game is underrated, his offensive calling card will provide a missing element for the GR blueline and perhaps a look on the parent clubs back end. Murphy is a high end player and should be a difference maker from day one.

Role: Offensive defenseman
Projection: NHL powerplay Defender


7/28/21 Signed 1-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)