Detroit Red Wings
Clear Bag Policy Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • RSS
Ron Murphy
Ron Murphy
Left Wing
Number: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 10, 1933
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Hometown: Mount Hope, Ontario
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Aut Erickson for Art Stratton, John Miszuk and Ian Cushenan on June 9, 1964.
When Ron Murphy was with the Guelph Biltmores on their Memorial Cup run, he was offered the chance to turn professional with the New York Rangers. Until that time, he had no intention of playing for money but decided to since the opportunity was there.

Murphy joined a Ranger team that was in confusion. Lines were constantly switching and players kept moving in and out of the lineup. The Rangers recalled him from Guelph twice in the 1952-53 campaign. The following year, he earned a starting spot with the Rangers. He also secured his name in hockey folklore when he got involved in a vicious stick-swinging incident with Montreal's Bernie Geoffrion. Murphy suffered a broken jaw and a league suspension. The incident also put Maurice Richard in trouble with the league when he defended Geoffrion's actions in a newspaper column. The Rangers, meanwhile, sentenced Murphy to playing with Saskatoon for the remainder of the season.

By the 1956-57 season, his relationship with the Rangers was at its lowest point. The Rangers, left with no recourse, traded him to Chicago, a popular place to send the discontented and troublesome in those days. In trying to get rid of their troublemakers, the other teams were setting the stage for a surge by the Blackhawks.

The 'Hawks broke out in the 1961 playoffs. Chicago rolled over the regular season champions, Montreal Canadiens. In the finals, they took Detroit in six games to win the Stanley Cup. Murphy peaked with the team and even had the honour of representing the club in the All-Star Game.

Murphy went on to join the Red Wings for the 1964-65 season before being dealt to the Boston Bruins the next year. With the Bruins, he began experiencing health troubles. Twice the Bruins talked him out of retiring. In 1968-69, Murphy was put on a line with Ken Hodge and an emerging Phil Esposito. The line racked up an incredible 263 points -- a record to that point.

In the next season, Murphy retired for good.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89