21-Year-Old Defenseman – Carolina Hurricanes
Ryan Murphy Contract Information:
Murphy signed an entry-level contract in September of 2011 that will pay him $832,500 per season in the NHL and $70,000 at the minor-league level. Included in the deal was a $277,500 signing bonus.
Murphy was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Wednesday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Murphy is a high-ceiling prospect who should be owned in all keeper leagues. He concluded a brilliant OHL career and after a few years of intensive on the job training will become an impact defenseman for Carolina. A word of caution is in order. Dominating in leagues outside the NHL is worlds away from dominating within the NHL. Murphy is going to have a fine pro career but much like other recent highly touted young defensemen (like Victor Hedman and Adam Larsson to name two) it may be a bumpy road to stardom. Buy with confidence but take the long view as Murphy develops at the NHL level.
It would be a gross understatement to say that Murphy, the 12th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, is an offensive-minded defenseman. The 18-year-old tallied 26 goals and 79 points in 63 games with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL last season, and if he can improve his defensive, Murphy will find himself playing for the Hurricanes sooner than later.