Larry Murphy
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 03/08/1961
BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: LAK: 1980-4 overall
OMJHL First All-Star Team (1980) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1981) NHL Second All-Star Team (1987, 1993, 1995) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1996, 1999) Traded to Washington by Los Angeles for Ken Houston and Brian Engblom, October 18, 1983. Traded to Minnesota by Washington with Mike Gartner for Dino Ciccarelli and Bob Rouse, March 7, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Minnesota with Peter Taglianetti for Chris Dahlquist and Jim Johnson, December 11, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Pittsburgh for Dmitri Mironov and Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Josh DeWolf) in 1996 Entry Draft, July 8, 1995. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for future considerations, March 18, 1997.
Largely regarded as one of the best offensive defensemen in league history, Murphy was originally selected by the L.A. Kings in the opening round (fourth overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft after winning a Memorial Cup championship with the Peterborough Petes earlier that year. The dynamic blue-liner went on to skate with the Kings, Capitals, North Stars, Penguins and his hometown Maple Leafs prior to spending the final 4 1/2 seasons of his career with the Red Wings, with whom he won two Stanley Cups (1997 & 1998). The perennial All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy finalist also won back-to-back Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992 and was a member of the victorious Team Canada at both the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup tournaments.

Currently serving as an analyst and sideline reporter for the Red Wings on Fox Sports Detroit, Murphy ranks fifth amongst NHL defenseman in career points (1,216), sixth in goals (287), fourth in assists (929) and third in games played (1,615). In his 312 games played with Detroit, Murphy tallied 35G-136A-171P in addition to a rating of plus-56 rating.