Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Murphy
Centre Brian Murphy is one of the many members of the NHL's One Game Wonder's Club, having suited up for his one and only contest as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1974-75 season.

Murphy played Junior B hockey with the Markham Waxers before moving up to the Toronto Marlboros and then the London Knights in Junior A. Although he had a relatively successful junior career, he was not able to impress NHL scouts enough to draft him. Murphy decided to return to London as an overage player in 1967-68 where he had the best year of his junior career. If nothing else, it opened the door of opportunity with several minor-league teams taking notice of his game.

In 1968-69 he turned pro with the AHL's Springfield Kings where he was a regular performer over the following three years. In 1974-75 he received a call from the Detroit Red Wings, who had recently obtained his playing rights. It was just a one-game call-up as an injury replacement but it was nonetheless the highlight of Murphy's playing career.

Murphy finished his competitive days as a member of the Lancaster Lancers of the OHA Senior League in 1977-78.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B
1964-65 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 4 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B 40 24 16 40
1965-66 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 2 0 1 1 2
1966-67 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 42 16 23 39 9 6 1 3 4 2
1967-68 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 54 25 31 56 41 5 5 2 7 0
1968-69 Springfield Kings AHL 72 7 8 15 15
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 72 8 23 31 31 14 4 3 7 16
1970-71 Springfield Kings AHL 51 11 8 19 27 8 2 0 2 0
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 57 7 16 23 22 18 2 8 10 20
1972-73 Baltimore Clippers AHL 73 23 36 59 53
1973-74 Baltimore Clippers AHL 76 30 48 78 74 9 1 3 4 6
1974-75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 16 1 2 3 13
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Virginia Wings AHL 45 10 20 30 33 5 2 1 3 14
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 66 14 22 36 37 2 0 0 0 0
1976-77
1977-78 Lancaster Lancers OHA-Sr. 21 14 19 33 31
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto with Gary Croteau and Wayne Thomas for Grant Moore and Lou Deveault, September 30, 1968. Traded to Toronto by Los Angeles with Garry Monahan for Bob Pulford, September 3, 1970. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), November, 1970. Traded to Baltimore (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for cash, June, 1971. Traded to Detroit by Baltimore (AHL) for cash, November, 1974.