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Joe Murphy

Born:Oct. 16, 1967Draft:1st overall
Detroit Red Wings 1986
Hometown:London, ONPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Stanley Cup ChampionShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Joseph Patrick Murphy (born October 16, 1967) is a former Canadian professional hockey player chosen first overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. Murphy won the Calder Cup and NCAA championships before reaching the NHL.

Although Murphy struggled to make the expected impact after being selected first overall by the Detroit Red Wings, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1989. His production began to increase significantly in the 1990 playoffs to help Edmonton win their fifth Stanley Cup in seven seasons, and this success continued through his time in Edmonton. A contract dispute led to a trade to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1993, where he remained remarkably productive. Murphy’s later years were spent with the St. Louis BluesSan Jose SharksBoston Bruins, and Washington Capitals.

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Deeper Dive


  • BCJHL (Interior) First All-Star Team (1985)
  • NCAA (CCHA) Rookie of the Year (1986)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (1986)
  • Calder Cup Champion (1989)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (1990)