Mike Murphy (G)
Finished the 2012-13 season as the Checkersâ€™ all-time leader in games played (77) and wins (39) by a goaltender ... 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 ... Drafted by Carolina in the 6th round (165th overall) in 2008.
2012-13: 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 a free agent, posting a 4.34 goals-against average and .877 save percentage before team released him on 11/2 ... Made Checkers season debut at MIL (4/19) stopping 30 of 35 shots in the loss.
2011-12: Led the Checkers in games played (37), minutes played (2,038) and wins (18) ... Made a season-high 44 saves in a win vs. NOR (10/23) ... Won four consecutive starts from 10/22-10/29, allowing just one goal in each game (0.98 GAA, .969 save percentage) ... Earned first career NHL recall on 12/6 and made debut in relief at CGY that day, stopping both shots he faced ... First goaltender to record first NHL loss before allowing first NHL goal after CGYâ€™s empty-net goal became the game-winner ... Stopped all 22 shots for first shutout of the season vs. CHI (3/11).
2010-11: Led Charlotte in goals-against average (2.53) and shutouts (2), earning 21 wins in 39 games ... Was 12th in the AHL in save percentage (.919) ... Earned Charlotteâ€™s first AHL win at Springfield (10/10) ... Became first visiting goaltender to get a shutout at HER in two years (2/20) ... Earned first career playoff win vs. HER (4/20) and first playoff shutout vs. W-B/S (5/4).