Ryan Murray

Ryan James Murray (born September 27, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Ryan Murray
Ryan Murray 2 2013-11-01
Born September 27, 1993 (age 24)
White City, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2013–present

Playing career

Murray was drafted 9th overall by the Everett Silvertips at the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. He was later named captain of his team at only eighteen years of age. On June 22, 2012, he was chosen second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft after he was ranked second among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting list.[1]

On November 16, 2012, Murray injured his shoulder during a game with the Silvertips. He would later undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the WHL season (also making him unavailable for NHL play).[2]

Murray played his first NHL game on October 4, 2013 versus Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal on October 25, 2013 against Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[3] Murray has missed a significant amount of time due to injuries.[4]

International play

Ryan Murray - Switzerland vs. Canada, 29th April 2012

Ryan Murray as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada

Murray participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Calgary and Edmonton and won the bronze medal.

In 2012, Murray became the first draft eligible player to represent Team Canada at the World Championship in many years. Murray became the second youngest Team Canada player to play in the tournament (the youngest was Paul Kariya in 1993).[5] Four years later, Murray again played for Canada, winning gold at the 2016 World Championship. Murray was also named to Team Canada to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[6]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Everett Silvertips WHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Everett Silvertips WHL 52 5 22 27 31 7 2 5 7 2
2010–11 Everett Silvertips WHL 70 6 40 46 45 4 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Everett Silvertips WHL 46 9 22 31 31 4 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Everett Silvertips WHL 23 2 15 17 14
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 4 17 21 10 5 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 12 1 2 3 8
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 4 21 25 40
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 2 9 11 24
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 44 1 11 12 8 6 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 1 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 264 12 60 72 90 11 0 2 2 2

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada West WHC17 8th 5 0 1 1
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 0 0 0 2
2010 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 2 2 2
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 3 7 10 6
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 3 3 0
2012 Canada WC 5th 6 0 0 0 0
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 0 5 5 0
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 3 0 0 0 0
2018 Canada WC 4th 10 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 29 3 13 16 10
Senior totals 19 0 5 5 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
International
WJC18 First Team All-Star 2011 [7]

References

  1. ^ "2010 NHL Central Scouting rankings". National Hockey League. 2012-06-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray undergoes successful shoulder surgery". Columbus Blue Jackets. January 10, 2013. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets top Maple Leafs for third straight win". Columbus Blue Jackets. October 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  5. ^ "Murray added to Canadian roster at World Hockey Championship". The Sports Network. 2012-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  6. ^ "Hockey Canada adds WHL Alumni Ryan Murray to roster for 2018 IIHF World Championship". whl.ca. April 28, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Prospects report from World Under 18's". Archived from the original on May 1, 2011.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Johansen
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Alexander Wennberg

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