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Twitter Takeover: Connor Murphy

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

EDITOR'S NOTE: Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy answered questions from fans on Friday on the team's official Twitter account. The transcript is below...

"Hi everybody. This is Connor Murphy. I’m really excited to answer your questions today so let's get started..."

Question from @Emma_blair00: how do you like playing for Phoenix?

"I love it. The staff here and my teammates are great. I would love to be able to stay here the whole season."

Question from @uhkileze: Do you golf? Or are you learning? It's a requirement for hockey in the desert.

"I try to golf but I’m not very good at it. A LOT of mulligans are necessary!"

Question from @nicoleyoty: How did it feel to score your 1st goal at your 1st game? Congrats!

"Thanks Nicole. It was really a dream come true for me, and it was great having my parents there and to get the win."

Question from @CoyotesAvs12" I saw your dad play in the Cup finals vs. the Avs in '96. How do you compare your style to your dad's?

"It wasn’t by design but in many ways I play with the same style as my dad. I try to play smart, simple defense."

Question from@CenterIceSweety: What did you do with the puck from your first NHL goal?

"I haven’t seen it since that night. The Coyotes are framing it for me and I can't wait to see it."

Question from @payton_layne: What's your game routine? Any superstitions?

"My game day routine is - eat breakfast, morning skate, eat chicken parm for lunch, nap, eat oatmeal, go to rink.'

Question from @xavier1320: what's your favorite part about living in Arizona so far?

"My favorite part about living in AZ is the weather - hands down. And the people here are very nice."

Question from @Yotes1912: Is there any player (any sport) you are star struck by??

"Yes. Cristiano Ronaldo. I really enjoy watching European soccer. Some of those guys can do unbelievable things."

Question from @nicoleyoty: Who is your roommate on the road? Both with Coyotes and Pirates.

"Jordan Szwarz is my roommate on the road & it’s miserable for him because I snore, talk in my sleep & sleepwalk."

Question from @jbombaci1: what is the most valuable thing you learned from playing beside Yandle?

"Keith’s been a great mentor for me & is showing me how to jump into the play on offense & still play good defense."

Question from @CoyoteLoriConnor: what do you enjoy doing in your free time when you' re not at the rink?

"I really enjoy sleeping. And eating. I usually don’t leave the kitchen."

Question from @AZviaNJviaNY: You were 2nd on the team in TOI last nt. How does it feel have the confidence of the coaches at such a young age

"It's great. Playing lots of minutes helps me get into a rhythm & I like playing alongside Keith - a great mentor."

Question from @Emma_blair00: why are you so attractive..

"Thanks for the compliment Emma. I’ve never heard that one before!"

Question from@YOTES4daCUP: which other sport would u play if it weren't for hockey.....

"I would play lacrosse. I played in middle school & it’s so much easier to score a goal in lacrosse than in hockey."

Question from @payton_layne: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what other Phoenix player would you want to have with you? #AskConnor

"I'd say Keith Yandle. We’ve been defensive partners lately & I’ve really gotten to know him. He’s a funny guy."

"Thanks everybody. This was really fun. I’m sorry I didn’t have time to answer all of the questions. Take care! -- Connor"

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