Cory Murphy (D)
2009-10: Returned on loan from New Jersey on Feb. 13…Recalled from New Jersey on Feb. 12…Picked up two assists on Jan. 23 at Portland…Tied team record for assists in a game (4a) on Dec. 15 vs. Springfield (set by Olivier Magnan on Feb. 26, 2008 at Manchester)…Returned on loan to Lowell on Nov. 18…Made Lowell Devils debut on Oct. 20, vs. Bridgeport, gathering an assist…Loaned to Lowell on Oct. 20…Made New Jersey Devils' debut October 3 vs. Philadelphia...Signed as a free agent July 17, 2009.
LAST SEASON: Spent season with Florida, Rochester (AHL), and Tampa Bay...He combined for 5g-11a-16pts and 14 penalty minutes in 32 NHL games last season...Was claimed off of re-entry waivers by the Lightning on Jan. 19, after starting the season with the Panthers...Added 2g-4a-6pts and 2 PIM in five AHL appearances.
CAREER: 2007-08: Made his North American professional debut after signing with Florida as a free agent on Mar. 26, 2007.
OTHER: Spent six seasons in Europe, including 2001-03 with Blues Espoo (Fin.), 2003-05 with Ilves Tampere (Fin.), 2005-06 with HC Fribourg-Gotteron (Swi.), and 2006-07 with HIFK Helsinki (Fin.)...Finnish teammates included Devils’ forward Ilkka Pikkarainen in 2006-07...Played four seasons, 1997-98 through 2000-01 at Colgate University (ECAC), recording 28g-83a-111pts and 124 PIM in 138 appearances for the Red Raiders.