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Mike Murphy

#31 Mike Murphy

Position Goalie
Height 5'11"
Weight 172
Catches Left
Born Jan. 15, 1989
Birthplace Kingston, Ontario
Drafted CAR 2008 (6TH, 165TH)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP W L O/T SO GAA SV%   GP W L O/T SO GAA SV%
2005-06 Belleville OHL   3 1 1 0 0 5.80 .842   - - - - - - -
2006-07 Belleville OHL   18 8 6 2 0 3.68 .900   - - - - - - -
2007-08 Belleville OHL   49 36 7 4 3 2.24 .929   19 14 3 1 1 2.32 .927
2008-09 Belleville OHL   54 40 9 4 5 2.08 .941   17 10 7 0 0 2.56 .902
2009-10 Albany AHL   20 10 9 0 2 2.81 .917   - - - - - - -
2010-11 Charlotte AHL   39 21 11 3 2 2.53 .919   14 7 7 0 1 2.57 .919
2011-12 Charlotte AHL   37 18 15 1 1 2.74 .908   - - - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   2 0 1 0 0 .000 1.00   - - - - - - -
2012-13 Spartak KHL   7 1 5 0 0 4.34 .877   - - - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   1 0 1 0 0 5.04 .857   1 0 0 0 0 6.95 .800
   
AHL TOTALS   97 49 36 4 5 2.69 .914   15 7 7 0 1 2.75 .914
NHL TOTALS   2 0 1 0 0 .000 1.00   - - - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   106 50 42 4 5 2.77 .912   15 7 7 0 1 2.75 .914

Biography

Mike Murphy
Finished the 2012-13 season as the Checkers’ all-time leader in games played (77) and wins (39) by a goaltender ... Is the first goaltender in history to record an NHL loss before allowing an NHL goal ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/11/13.

Personal

Grew up rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their goaltender Felix Potvin … Says his biggest talent outside of hockey is beating Zach Boychuk in Mario Kart … Favorite things to do away from the rink are "listen to Boychuk stories" and fish … His favorite movie is Blow and his favorite TV show is Suits… He enjoys all types of music but says his favorite artist is Taylor Swift … His favorite meal is lobster ... Favorite teams outside of hockey are the Toronto Blue Jays and Dallas Cowboys… Attended Michal Jordan's wedding in the Czech Republic over the summer.

2012-13

Completed his fourth professional season, all with the Carolina Hurricanes organization, and third with Charlotte … Began the season in the KHL (Russia) with Spartak Moscow before joining the Checkers in March … Played seven games with Spartak after signing a two-year contract as an NHL restricted free agent, posting a 4.34 goals-against average and .877 save percentage, before the team released him on 11/2 … Signed a professional tryout contract with Charlotte on 3/26 and dressed for that night's game vs. NOR as the backup … Made his Checkers season debut at MIL (4/19), making 30 saves on 35 shots in the loss … Entered Game 4 of the Checkers' first-round playoff series vs. OKC on 5/3 in relief of Rob Madore in the second period, stopping 16 of 20 shots … Sat out seven regular-season games as a healthy extra after signing his tryout contract (4/6, 4/7, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/16, 4/20).

2011-12

Completed his third professional season, all with Carolina’s top minor-league affiliate … Led the Checkers in games played (37), minutes played (2,038) and wins (18) … Played his first two games at the NHL level, going 0-1-0 without allowing a goal in a total of 36 minutes played … Made 40 saves in his first start of the season – a 4-3 loss at NOR (10/8) … Stopped 31 of 32 shots to pick up his first win of the season vs. PEO (10/16) … Made 24 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all five in the shootout vs. HOU (10/22) … Made a season-high 44 saves in a win vs. NOR (10/23) … Stopped 35 of 36 shots to record his fourth straight victory at SA (10/29) … Won four consecutive starts from 10/22-10/29, allowing just one goal in each game (0.98 goals-against average, .969 save percentage) … Made 27 saves vs. LE (12/4) to record his third consecutive win (2.30 goals-against average, .920 save percentage) … Earned his first career NHL recall on 12/6 and made his NHL debut in relief at CGY later that day, stopping both shots he faced in 8:37 of game action … Became the first goaltender in league history to record an NHL loss before allowing an NHL goal after the CGY’s empty-net tally when he was the goalie of record became the game-winning goal on 12/6 … Made his second NHL appearance in relief and stopped all seven shots he faced in 27:29 of game action at WPG (12/9) … Returned to Charlotte on 12/14 …Returned to game action for the first time since 1/21 (lower body), stopping 18 of 20 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss at LE (3/3) … Stopped all 22 shots to record his first shutout of the season and fifth of his career vs. CHI (3/11) … Was the only Checkers goalie to record a win between 2/25 and 3/29, posting a record of 2-2-1 during that span.

2010-11

Led Charlotte (AHL) in goals-against average (2.53) and shutouts (2), earning 21 wins in 39 games… Was 12th in the AHL in save percentage (.919)… Went 17-3-1 in 21 starts from 11/7-3/4… Started Charlotte’s first-ever AHL game at Connecticut on 10/9 and earned Charlotte’s first AHL win at Springfield (10/10)… Became first visiting goaltender to get a shutout at HER in two seasons (2/20)... Reached 20 wins for first time in his pro career at BRI (3/16)... Went 7-0-1 in eight February starts... Was 7-7 with a 2.57 goals-against average in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games, helping Charlotte reach the conference final… Earned his first career playoff win vs. Hershey (4/20) and first playoff shutout vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (5/4).

2009-10

Played in 20 AHL games for Albany during his first professional season, posting a 10-9-0 record with a 2.81 goals against average and a .924 save percentage… Made his pro debut and stopped 28 shots for his first career win vs. Rochester (10/10/09)… Recorded his first career professional shutout at Adirondack (12/31/09).

Junior

Completed four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Belleville prior to turning pro, establishing Bulls career regular-season franchise records for wins (85), shutouts (8), goals-against average (2.42) and save percentage (.929)… Also holds Belleville’s franchise record for most playoff wins (24)… Participated in the OHL All-Star Classic in 2008 and 2009, as well as the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge… Was named OHL Goaltender of the Month five times in his junior career, and was the first netminder to ever win the OHL Goaltender of the Year award in consecutive seasons (2007-08, 2008-09)… Was an OHL First Team All-Star in 2007-08 and 2008-09, and Belleville’s team MVP each of those seasons… Led the OHL in goals-against average (2.24) and save percentage (.929) in 2007-08, helping Belleville capture the Eastern Conference regular-season title… Played in 19 of Belleville’s 21 playoff games in 2008, leading the Bulls to the OHL Finals with a record of 14-3, a goals-against average of 2.32 and one shutout… After falling to host Kitchener in the OHL Finals, Belleville advanced to the 2008 Memorial Cup, where he went 2-1-1, with a 4.73 goals-against average… Was named the Goaltender of the Year for the entire Canadian Hockey League in 2008-09, after posting career-bests in wins (40), goals-against average (2.08), shutouts (5) and save percentage (.941)… Established Belleville franchise records in each of those categories… Led the OHL in goals-against average (2.08) and save percentage (.941) for the second consecutive season… Was also named a 2008-09 CHL First Team All-Star… Was 10-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 17 playoff games, as Belleville advanced to the 2009 Conference Final.