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Devils sign D Cory Murphy

Friday, 07.17.2009 / 10:41 AM ET / 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
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
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10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47