Mike Murphy (G)
Finished the 2012-13 season as the Checkers’ 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 CGY’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 Charlotte’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).