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Lawrence Murphy
Lawrence Murphy
Defenseman
Number: 55
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 8, 1961
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Acquired: Murphy was acquired from the LA Kings On October 18, 1983 in exchange for Ken Houston and Brian Engblom.
Drafted: LAK / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall)


He earned his first selection to the NHL's All-Star Team in 1987. Murphy was selected to the league's Second Team after compiling 23 goals (a career best) and 81 points, the second highest total of his career.

Won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990-91 and 1991-92.
Won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

Retired in 2001 after a stellar 21-season career which included five 20-goal seasons, eleven 60-point seasons plus two Canada Cup championships (1987 and 1991).

Murphy left the game ranked second all-time in NHL games played and third all-time in assists and points by a defenseman. His astonishing totals include 287 goals and 929 assists for 1,216 points through 1,615 regular season contests. In 215 playoff games, Larry added 37 goals and 115 assists for 152 points.

Larry Murphy was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility.
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