WINNIPEG - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Murphy, 24 (3/31/93), has tallied 11 points (1-10=11) and 39 shots on goal in 18 games with Iowa this season. He ranks second on the team in assists and T-4th in scoring. Murphy ranks T-8th amongst AHL defensemen in assists and T-15th in scoring. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Aurora, Ontario, tallied two assists in 27 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and one assist in seven contests with the Charlotte Checkers last season. He owns 37 points (6-31=37) in 151 career NHL games during five seasons with Carolina (2012-17).
Murphy will be the 236th player (219th skater) to appear in a regular-season game with the Wild and 28th this season (26th skater) if he plays tonight. Four players have made their Wild debut so far this season (Ferraro, Kloos, Kunin and O'Reilly).
The right-shot defenseman was originally selected by Carolina in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1 and will wear sweater No. 6 with the Wild.
The Minnesota Wild plays at Winnipeg tonight at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.