|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2014|
Professional Hockey Player. For eighteen seasons (1952 to 1970), he played at the left-wing position in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. He began his lengthy association with the sport in 1949, as a member of the Guelph Biltmores junior team of the Ontario Hockey Association and by 1952, he was promoted to the NHL. During the 1960-1961 season, Murphy tallied a career-high 21 goals scored and experienced a Stanley Cup championship with the Black Hawks. Additionally, he achieved all-star honors for that year. He concluded his NHL career in 1970, as a member of the Bruins' squad which captured the Stanley Cup title. Throughout the course of his career, Murphy was known for his stamina and was utilized for the purpose of providing effective checking. In 889 regular season games, he compiled 205 goals, with 275 assists. After retiring as he player, he coached a junior hockey team and operated a hotel. He spent the last decade of his life in declining health following a fall down stairs in his home. The injury left him with a broken neck which resulted in his being confined to a wheelchair. (bio by: C.S.)
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