Devils sign D Cory Murphy

Friday, 07.17.2009 / 10:41 AM / News
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Devils sign D Cory Murphy
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Newark, NJ – The Devils today signed defenseman Cory Murphy to a two-way contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Murphy, 31, joins the organization after spending 2008-09 with Florida, Rochester (AHL), and Tampa Bay. He combined for five goals and 11 assists for 16 points and 14 penalty minutes in 32 NHL games last season.

The 5-10, 185-lb. defenseman was claimed off of re-entry waivers by the Lightning on January 19, 2009, after starting the season with the Panthers. Murphy added two goals and four assists for six points and two penalty minutes in five AHL appearances.

The native of Kanata, Ont. made his North American professional debut after signing with Florida as a free agent on March 26, 2007. He spent six seasons in Europe, including 2001-03 with Blues Espoo (Fin.), 2003-05 with Ilves Tampere (Fin.), 2005-06 with HC Fribourg-Gotteron (Swi.), and 2006-07 with HIFK Helsinki (Fin.).

Born February 13, 1978, his Finnish teammates included Devils’ forward Ilkka Pikkarainen in 2006-07. Murphy played four seasons, 1997-98 through 2000-01 at Colgate University (ECAC), recording 28 goals and 83 assists for 111 points and 124 penalty minutes in 138 appearances for the Red Raiders.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
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10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51