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Gordon Murphy

Gordon Murphy  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: February 23, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Willowdale, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PHI / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 9th   (189th overall)
Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (1987) Traded to Boston by Philadelphia with Brian Dobbin, Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Sergei Zholtok) in 1992 Entry Draft and 4th round choice (Charles Paquette) in 1993 Entry Draft, for Garry Galley, Wes Walz and Boston's 3rd round choice (Milos Holan) in 1993 Entry Draft, January 2, 1992. Traded to Dallas by Boston for future considerations (Jon Casey to Boston for Andy Moog, June 25, 1993), June 20, 1993. Claimed by Florida from Dallas in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Atlanta by Florida with Herbert Vasiljevs, Daniel Tjarnqvist and Ottawa's 6th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Justin Cox) in 1999 Entry Draft for Trevor Kidd, June 25, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 season recovering from shoulder injury suffered in game vs. NY Rangers, October 7, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Boston, January 29, 2002. Officially announced retirement, March 19, 2002. Named Assistant Coach by Columbus, July 17, 2002.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense