#18 Kyle Murphy
Will look to break into the regular rotation at forward in his sophomore year … hard-working player who has a great attitude and commitment to the Notre Dame hockey program … has a tremendous work ethic … did not see any action in 2008-09 but used the season to improve his overall game… strong skater with excellent hockey skills and intelligence … continues to add weight to his frame as he adjusts to physical nature of Division I hockey … has a strong offensive upside …. came to Notre Dame as a true freshman after spending two seasons at Shattuck St. Mary[apos]s in Faribault, Minn. … joins current teammate, senior Kevin Deeth and former Irish players – Michael Chin `03, Aaron Gill `04 and Tony Gill `06 as former Irish players who are alums of Shattuck St. Mary[apos]s … seventh Irish hockey player from the state of New Jersey, joining Tim Caddo `89 (Old Tappan), Matt Eisler `98 (West Milford), John Ghia `88 (Westwood), Dan Sawyer `92 (Kinnelon), Chris Tschupp `92 (Toms River) and current freshman Kyle Palmieri (Montvale) … joined the Irish in the late signing period (spring of `08) along with Nick Condon and Richard Ryan.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games during the 2008-09 season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Shattuck St. Mary[apos]s High School in Faribault, Minn. … member of two-time Under-18 Tier 1 national championship teams in `06-07 and `07-[apos]08 … was seventh on the team in scoring as a senior (`07-[apos]08), getting 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points in 62 games … had two goals and three assists in six games in the Sabres run to the Tier 1 title … played in USA Hockey[apos]s Select 15 festival in 2005 and the Select 17 Festival in 2007 … full name is Kyle Patrick Murphy … son of Michael and Karen Murphy … has three brothers … oldest brother, Ryan, played hockey at Boston College (2001-05) … brother, Justin, served as senior team manager for hockey team at Boston College for `08-[apos]09 … born on May 11, 1990 in Red Bank, N.J. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.
Murphy[apos]s Career Statistics
|2008-09||Did Not Play|