Larry Murphy - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Larry Thomas Murphy (March 8, 1961-) enjoyed one of the most successful careers as an NHL rearguard as he won four Stanley Cup titles and served as somewhat of a hired gun on the back line posing a significant threat from the point, especially on power plays. Murphy led the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League to back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1979 and 1980, winning the 1979 title. The Los Angeles Kings then took Larry with the fourth overall pick of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. In his rookie campaign, Murphy finished second in voting to Peter Stastny for the 1981 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie after he set NHL rookie records for assists (60) and points (76). Larry’s offensive style of play kept him among the league’s top defensemen in the National Hockey League throughout his career and he scored 10 or more goals in 18 of his 22 seasons, including five with 20 or more. Larry played for the Kings (1980-1983), the Washington Capitals (1983-1989), the Minnesota North Stars (1989-1990), the Pittsburgh Penguins (1990-1995), the Toronto Maple Leafs (1995-1997) and the Detroit Red Wings (1997-2001). The three-time NHL All-Star was involved in one of the most lopsided trades in the history of the NHL as the Kings sent him to Washington for Brian Engblom and Ken Houston. Engblom and Houston scored a total of 114 points for the remainder of their career while Larry Murphy tallied 1,143 points for 18 more seasons. Larry became one of the final pieces in the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup that won back-to-back Stanley Cup tiles in 1991 and 1992, and then repeated the feat when he joined the Red Wings in 1997, winning in 1997 and 1998. Larry Murphy retired following the 2000-01 season having scored 287 goals, 929 assists, 1,126 points and an exceptional +200 plus/minus rating. He finished his career fifth all-time on the NHL’s scoring list for a defenseman. Larry Murphy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. Following his playing career, Larry joined the broadcasting crew for the Detroit Red Wings as a color commentator.


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07/20/2019 $10 10 293148131588 eBay ryandmel Auction 26754416
06/16/2019 $5 9 113777017710 eBay syriana76 Auction 42471367