Wild agree to terms with Ryan Murphy

Published 9:53 pm Monday, June 25, 2018

Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton announced Monday the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with defenseman Ryan Murphy on a one-year, two-way contract.

Murphy posted five points and set career highs with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating in 21 games with Minnesota in 2017-18, also appearing in his first career Stanley Cup Playoff game with Minnesota.

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The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Aurora, Ontario, added 28 points and 30 PIM in 48 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

Murphy has totaled 42 points and 54 PIM in 172 games during parts of six NHL seasons with Carolina  and Minnesota, while totaling 94 points and 70 PIM in 137 AHL contests with Charlotte  and Iowa. The right-shot defenseman was originally selected by Carolina in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 1, 2017.