Trevor Murphy

Hometown:

Windsor Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1995-07-17

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2015

Weight:

180 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Trevor Murphy played in three junior A games with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s LaSalle Vipers and had 92 points in 59 games for the midget minor Sun County Panthers. He had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes for the Vipers. Murphy scored 29 goals with 53 assists and 50 penalty minutes with Sun County. He was selected by Peterborough in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Murphy was the second-leading scorer amongst defensemen for the OHL’s Peterborough Petes as a 16-year-old and played for Canada Ontario in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Playing on a Peterborough team that was one of the league’s youngest and finished fourth in the East Division, missing the playoffs, Murphy scored 1 goal with 19 assists and was -4 with 52 penalty minutes in 60 games. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in six games for Canada Ontario at the WHC.

2012-13: Murphy skated in 23 games with Peterbrough before being acquired by his hometown Windsor Spitfires in November 2012 as part of a four-player trade. In 65 regular season games between the two teams he scored 9 goals with 19 assists and was -37 with 83 penalty minutes. The Spitfires missed the playoffs, finishing fifth in the West Division.

2013-14: Murphy skated in 51 games for Windsor in his first full season with the Spitfires: suffering a broken ankle in a game against London in February after a collision with the Knights’ Zack Bell. He scored 8 goals with 21 assists and was +16 with 57 penalty minutes prior to his season-ending injury. Windsor was second in the West Division before being swept by London in a first-round series.

2014-15: Murphy was Windsor’s leading scorer as a defenseman in his fourth OHL season despite missing nine games. He scored 24 goals with 39 assists and was -15 with 104 penalty minutes in 59 games. The Spitfires missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons, finishing fifth in the West DIvision.

Talent Analysis

Murphy is an offensively-inclined skating defenseman. He can be inconsistent with his defensive game and his lack of prototypical size is sometimes a disadvantage. He is an effective power play quarterback.

Future

Murphy attended training camp with the Predators as an undrafted free agent and signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville in September 2015. He is eligible to return to the OHL for an overage season but will likely begin his pro career in 2015-16 — either with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals or in the ECHL. Long-range, his skating ability and offensive skill set fits in well with the style of play in Nashville if he can play a serviceable defensive game.

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