Ryan Murphy (D)
Finished the 2015-16 season ranked fourth all-time among Checkers defensemen in assists (55) and points (65) in just 82 total games ... Holds Checkers records for longest assist/point streak (12 games) and most assists (19) and points (22) by a rookie defenseman, all set in the 2013-14 season … Has represented Canada at several international competitions, including the 2013 World Junior Championship ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 9/16/11.
2015-16: Split his third professional season between the Hurricanes and Checkers, appearing in a career-high 32 games at the AHL level … Also set AHL career highs in goals (7) and points (24) … Ranked third among Checkers defensemen in scoring and tied for second among team blueliners in goals despite appearing in less than half of the team’s games … Ranked sixth among all Checkers skaters with 15 power-play points … Began the season with Carolina, posting four assists in 17 games, before joining the Checkers for the first time on Nov. 26 … Posted two assists in his first AHL game of the season vs. IA (11/28) … Opened the scoring with his first AHL goal since 4/19/14 on the power play in a 2-1 shootout win vs. IA (11/29) … Recalled to Carolina on 12/1 but returned to Charlotte on 12/4 after appearing in one NHL game … Scored for the second consecutive AHL game vs. ONT (12/5), giving him four points (2g, 2a) in his first three AHL games this season … Scored his third goal in his sixth AHL game of the season at TEX (12/11). Had three goals in 50 career AHL games prior to that … Opened the scoring with a power-play goal at ONT (1/2) … Tied a franchise record with four assists, three of which were on the power play, in a 6-5 win vs. CHI (1/23) … Recalled to Carolina on 1/31 and returned to Charlotte on 2/8 after appearing in one NHL game … Recorded the first multi-goal game of his career with two and tied his career high with six shots on goal vs. SD (2/13) … Recalled to Carolina on the day of the NHL trade deadline on 2/29 … Returned to Charlotte at the conclusion of the Hurricanes’ season on 4/11. Had six points, all assists, in 16 NHL games during his most recent stint … Played in the Checkers’ last two games of the season, recording one assist in each contest at LE (4/14 and 4/15) to end the campaign on a season-long, five-game point streak at the AHL level (0g, 5a).