It's a mindset the defenseman will continue to have until the day he becomes a regular in the Hurricanes lineup. Defensemen always take a lot longer to mature and develop following their draft year, and Murphy is no exception.
"Everyone has to work on things and I'm a high-risk player, so if I could eliminate a bit of the risk from my game, I think that'll help me a lot. … I know I have to prove [I am] defensively responsible," Murphy told NHL.com. "I'm getting there. I'm going to work hard every day and hopefully prove to everyone that I can play at the next level."