|Assets:||Plays with exceptional poise and is rather mistake-free in his approach to defense. Is quite mobile and capable of logging huge minutes. Also has offensive and shutdown upside.|
|Flaws:||Injuries have slowed his development. Could stand to become a more physical defender, since he's not overly aggressive for a National Hockey League defenseman.|
|Career Potential:||Stabilizing, big-minute defenseman with upside, when healthy.|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||2011-12, 2010-11|
|4/08/2015||Missed 9 games (lower body injury).|
|3/19/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2015||Missed 16 games (ankle injury).|
|2/09/2015||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|2/07/2015||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/30/2015||Missed 36 games (knee injury).|
|11/06/2014||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|11/04/2014||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2014||Missed 7 games (knee injury).|
|10/05/2014||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|4/26/2014||Missed the last playoff game (undisclosed).|
|4/16/2014||Missed the last regular season game (knee injury).|
|4/12/2014||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|4/04/2014||Missed 15 games (lower body injury).|
|3/04/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/13/2012||Returned to his junior team (Everett-WHL).|
|7/24/2012||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2012.|
| 10/03/2015 1:24 PM
NewsMurray left Saturday's practice due to an illness, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Doctors have cleared Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray for 'controlled contact' at practice. | 10/11/2014 11:16 AM
NewsDoctors have cleared Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray for 'controlled contact' at practice.
ImpactMurray now needs to be cleared for full contact before returning to game action. Murray is definitely worth taking in dynasty pools but in single-season fantasy leagues, he has much less value. There is no definite timetable for his return.
Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray skated in full-gear on Thursday, but did say he doesn't want to rush back from his knee injury according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch. | 09/25/2014 3:04 PM
NewsBlue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray skated in full-gear on Thursday, but did say he doesn't want to rush back from his knee injury according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
ImpactMurray had a knee scope in June and still isn't ready to return to the Blue Jackets' line up.The Blue Jackets are counting on the 20-year-old to be a key component to the defense this season. He scored four goals with 17 assists last year.
Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray did not practice with his teammates on the first day of training camp due to a knee injury according to NHL.com. | 09/19/2014 9:26 PM
NewsBlue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray did not practice with his teammates on the first day of training camp due to a knee injury according to NHL.com.
ImpactMurray planned to practice in the afternoon on Friday but never made it onto the ice. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Murray's absence was just part of his rehab schedule. Murray should be a key player to the Blue Jackets defense this season.
Ryan Murray will be back in the fold Saturday | 04/26/2014 1:01 PM
NewsRyan Murray will draw back into Columbus' lineup on Saturday night for Game 5 against Pittsburgh.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe didn't play on Wednesday because of an undisclosed ailment, but he's ready to return. Murray has one assist and he's averaged 25:17 of ice time in three playoff games versus the Penguins.
Ryan Murray doesn't skate Friday | 04/25/2014 1:26 PM
NewsRyan Murray (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice with the Blues Jackets Friday morning.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe Blue Jackets haven't ruled out Murray for Game 5 on Saturday. He had four goals and 21 points in 66 games this season.
Murray might return before first round ends | 04/25/2014 6:13 AM
NewsBlue Jackets coach Todd Richards is hopeful Ryan Murray (undisclosed) will return before the end of the first round.
ImpactMurray was a surprise scratch from Game 4 on Wednesday due to the ailment. Before heading to the sidelines, Murray was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest in the playoffs.
Blue Jackets don't have Ryan Murray Wednesday | 04/23/2014 7:05 PM
NewsRyan Murray (undisclosed) is officially listed as a scratch on Wednesday.
Rob Mixer on Twitter
ImpactThat was expected after Murray didn't take part in the pregame warmups. Murray also wasn't able to participate in the team's full Wednesday morning skate. He has an assist in three playoff games and was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest.
Ryan Murray might be scratched Wednesday | 04/23/2014 6:43 PM
NewsIt looks like Ryan Murray will be scratched on Wednesday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactMurray left the Blue Jackets' Wednesday morning practice early and isn't on for the pregame warmups. That's a big change given that he was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest in the playoffs.
Ryan Murray will be held out Saturday | 04/12/2014 6:07 PM
NewsRyan Murray will be held out of the lineup in Saturday's regular season finale as a precaution.
ImpactHe has played in five games since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery. Murray is expected to be ready to go for Game 1 of the playoffs next week.
Columbus will get back Ryan Murray on Friday | 04/04/2014 12:33 PM
NewsRyan Murray (knee) is ready to return on Friday.
Jeff Rimer on Twitter
ImpactMurray missed roughly a month due to the injury. He was initially expected to miss the reminder of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. The Blue Jackets could certainly use the boost as they fight to secure their hold on the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Ryan Murray (knee) may return this weekend | 04/02/2014 1:39 PM
NewsRyan Murray (knee) might be back in the lineup either Friday against Chicago or Sunday afternoon versus the New York Islanders.
Impact"He's very close," coach Todd Richards said after Wednesday's optional practice. Murray has been skating for about a week and feels his conditioning is improving. Murray underwent arthroscopic surgery on Mar. 7.
Jackets' Ryan Murray (knee) is on the mend | 03/27/2014 2:53 PM
NewsRyan Murray (knee) has skated on his own for the past three days.
Impact"It's just good to get back on the ice," said Murray, who had arthroscopic surgery on Mar. 7. "I've been stretching and working out a bit, normal stuff trying to get back in shape. Skating is another step." He joined his teammates for the final few minutes of practice on Thursday. Murray might be back if the Blue Jackets can qualify for the postseason.
CBJ's Ryan Murray (knee) out for 4-6 weeks | 03/08/2014 2:17 PM
NewsRyan Murray is projected to miss four-to-six weeks after he had knee surgery on Friday.
ImpactHe was injured late in the first period against Toronto on Monday and he's unlikely to play for the rest of the season. "Ryan's a young kid, so it's something he'll be able to get over," coach Todd Richards said. "He still has a long career ahead of him. The impact right now ... it's a big impact. He was a real, real bright spot for us all year." The rookie blueliner had 20 points and he was averaging 19:47 of ice time per contest.
Ryan Murray is listed as day-to-day | 03/04/2014 12:25 PM
NewsRyan Murray (knee/ankle) status has been termed as day-to-day by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bluejackets.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactColumbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards expects Murray to return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign, which is a little more than a month away. The loss of Murray will be difficult for the Blue Jackets to overcome given that they're also missing blueliner Fedor Tyutin (ankle).
R. Murray's injury not believed to be serious | 03/04/2014 9:34 AM
NewsRyan Murray's lower-body injury is believed to be related to his left knee or ankle.
ImpactMurray left Monday's game as a result of the ailment. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards doesn't believe the injury is serious, but he conceded that Murray might miss some contests as a result.
Ryan Murray departs with lower-body injury | 03/03/2014 8:11 PM
NewsColumbus defenseman Ryan Murray was forced to leave Monday's game against Toronto due to a lower-body injury.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactWe're not sure of the extent of the injury, but it has been confirmed he will not return to the contest. Stay tuned for more details as they're released.
Ryan Murray pronounces himself fine to play | 02/08/2014 9:49 AM
NewsOne day after absorbing the biggest hit of his young NHL career, Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Ryan Murray pronounced himself 100 percent healthy and ready to play against the San Jose Sharks Friday night.
Impact"I feel good," Murray said. "I'm glad nothing's wrong." Murray left Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings midway through the second period when Kings forward Dustin Brown flattened him with a thunderous check that appeared to clip Murray's head. The 20-year-old did not return for the rest of the second period, and he missed one shift at the start of the third. But once he was cleared by the medical staff using the NHL's concussion protocol, Murray finished the game. "I kind of felt a little ridiculous, really, sitting back there on the doctor's table," he said. "I thought I could just take a shift off, but they made me go through the whole ordeal." The NHL reviewed the hit but deemed it not worthy of punishment beyond the two minutes Brown received for charging.
Ryan Murray suffers possible head injury | 02/07/2014 8:40 AM
NewsRyan Murray sustained a possible head injury during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactMurray was subjected to a high hit by Los Angeles' Dustin Brown early in the second period. Murray stayed in the contest for two more shifts before he spent some time in the Blue Jackets' dressing room. He rejoined the team in the third period. "Even though (Murray) came back, you never know what tomorrow morning is going to bring," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards cautioned. Because Murray was able to return, we're going to list him as healthy for now, but this situation is certainly worth monitoring. Columbus will play against San Jose on Friday.
Ryan Murray took January by storm | 01/31/2014 8:58 PM
NewsRyan Murray had a superb month of January, reminding us why he was the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft.
ImpactMurray notched 10 assists in 14 games and owned a +3 rating while averaging just under 20 minutes per game. He had a rough start to his rookie year with just 10 points in his first 40 games, but the youngster has emerged onto the fantasy radar with a solid month since.
Ryan Murray collects two points Monday | 11/26/2013 9:40 AM
NewsRyan Murray had a goal and an assist on Monday.
ImpactThat gives Murray three goals and six points in 24 games this season. He's got a good amount of offensive upside, but his fantasy value in his rookie season is limited at best. He's still worth hanging onto in keeper leagues though.
Ryan Murray a minus-three on Friday | 11/24/2013 6:48 AM
NewsRyan Murray was a minus-three on Friday as he had a new defensive partner in Jack Johnson.
ImpactMurray is usually partnered with James Wisniewski but Wisniewski sat out the game with an illness. The talented Murray has two goals and four points in 23 games as he pushed his plus/minus into negative territory at minus-one. The rookie is worth rostering in keeper leagues.
Ryan Murray will play through UBI Saturday | 11/09/2013 6:29 PM
NewsRyan Murray (upper body) will dress in Saturday's game versus the Islanders.
ImpactHe has been dealing with some upper-body soreness, but it won't prevent him from playing against the Isles. Murray got his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Rangers to give him three points in 15 contests.
Murray (upper body) questionable Saturday | 11/08/2013 2:05 PM
NewsRyan Murray is battling an upper-body injury.
Bluejackets.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMurray is still hoping to play on Saturday, but nothing is set in stone. He has two goals and three points in 15 games in 2013-14.
Ryan Murray scores in loss to Blueshirts | 11/07/2013 11:22 PM
NewsRyan Murray scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
ImpactThe former second overall pick will slowly get accustomed to the NHL game, but this point was just his third in 15 games this season. Fedor Tyutin also buried his first goal of the season in the losing effort.
Columbus plans on keeping Ryan Murray in NHL | 10/25/2013 3:32 PM
NewsRyan Murray has been informed that he should start looking for a permanent residence.
ImpactMurray's nine-game trial will officially end Friday night when he participates in his 10th NHL contest. Once he reaches that milestone, this will count as the first season of his entry-level contract. Traditionally, if a rookie is going to be demoted in his first campaign, it will happen before his 10th contest, but the Blue Jackets obviously still have the option to send him back to the WHL later. Murray has an assist and a plus-three rating in 2013-14.
Ryan Murray will make NHL debut Friday | 10/04/2013 3:11 PM
NewsRyan Murray will make his NHL debut Friday in Columbus' 2013-14 opener.
ImpactHe was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft. Murray will be paired with James Wisniewski.
Ryan Murray makes the Blue Jackets | 09/29/2013 6:42 AM
NewsRyan Murray will start the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactMurray was selected second overall in the 2012 Draft and it was thought he would easily make the Blue Jackets last season but the lockout forced him back to junior hockey where he suffered a badly dislocated shoulder and subsequent surgery. He is now healthy and will open the season on the third pairing, alongside James Wisniewski. He is worth taking in keeper pools but be wary in one-year pools as his role has yet to be defined.
Ryan Murray in tough to make Blue Jackets | 09/22/2013 8:05 AM
NewsRyan Murray is in a battle to grab a spot on the Columbus blueline out of training camp.
ImpactMurray was the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft and it was thought that he would transition easily into the Columbus lineup as a rookie last season but the NHL work stoppage forced him back to junior hockey where he suffered a badly dislocated shoulder that forced him to miss the last nine months rehabbing it after undergoing surgery. He is playing alongside James Wisniewski in training camp but could be better served starting the season in the minors where he will get lots of minutes, rather than languishing on the Blue Jackets bench. He is worth taking in keeper leagues but as far as one year pools are concerned, take a wait-and-see approach at this time.
Murray's shoulder feels good during tourney | 09/10/2013 10:42 AM
NewsRyan Murray's can take some positives from the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.
ImpactMost notably is that Murray got through it without his surgically repaired shoulder being an issue. "I got popped pretty good a few times, and it felt fine," Murray said. "It actually felt great to take a normal hockey hit to the shoulder and to come out of it fine." He also impressed the Blue Jackets with his play during the competition. Murray is a strong contender to make the team going into Columbus' training camp.
Blue Jackets rookie bombard Hurricanes | 09/06/2013 10:50 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets' rookie squad handled the Carolina Hurricanes' group 7-5 in a pretty lopsided affair.
ImpactColumbus managed 45 shots to the Hurricanes' 18, doubling (at minimum) Carolina's totals in each period. Ryan Murray was among the standout performers with a goal and an assist in the victory.
Murray (shoulder) plays in prospects game | 09/06/2013 9:53 AM
NewsRyan Murray took another step forward in his return from a shoulder injury by playing in a prospects game on Thursday.
ImpactMurray was limited to 23 WHL games last season and required surgery. That being said, he took plenty of contact from the Sabres rookie and seemed to come out fine. There's a good chance he'll start the 2013-14 campaign with Columbus.
Ryan Murray treated as "bonus" for Columbus | 08/24/2013 12:56 PM
NewsThe Blue Jackets are treating the addition of defenseman Ryan Murray to their lineup this season as a "bonus", according to GM Jarmo Kekalainen.
ImpactThe offensive blueliner missed the entirety of the shortened NHL campaign last year after he underwent shoulder surgery and the number two overall pick in the 2012 draft has yet to play his first NHL game. Hopes are very high for Murray and he is expected to make the Jackets' roster out of camp.
R. Murray has recovered from shoulder injury | 07/09/2013 9:36 AM
NewsRyan Murray (shoulder) is healthy enough to participate in the Blue Jackets development camp.
Impact"I absolutely can't wait," Murray said. "No yellow (no-contact) sweater or anything, just play hockey. "In the back of your mind, you're wondering about that first hit, how it's going to feel. The shoulder is good. It feels strong. I've put in a lot of work to get to this point, so maybe there's a little apprehension; but I'll get through that." Murray was limited to 23 WHL games last season due to the injury. He was taken with the second overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Ryan Murray hopes to be cleared for contact | 06/22/2013 4:34 PM
NewsRyan Murray expects his surgically-repaired shoulder to be cleared for contact just before Columbus' annual development camp.
ImpactHe will be back in Columbus on July 3 to get examined by team doctors. "The shoulder feels 100 percent and I have no limitations whatsoever in any of my training or exercises I've been doing on the ice," Murray said. "It feels great, I'm really excited and now I just need to get that final OK from the doctor to do contact." He'll use the development camp to prepare for the team's big camp in the fall.
Davidson says Murray's shoulder 100 percent | 06/18/2013 2:01 PM
NewsColumbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson says Ryan Murray's shoulder is back to 100 percent.
ImpactMurray underwent surgery in mid-January and is expected to be ready for "game action" by sometime in early- to mid-July, according to Davidson. The No. 2 overall pick in last June's draft, Murray should be completely ready to go once training camp opens in September, where he'll try to crack the Jackets' NHL roster.
Ryan Murray ahead of schedule | 05/12/2013 9:12 AM
NewsRyan Murray is ahead of schedule after undergoing shoulder surgery in mid-January.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets first round pick and second overall in the 2012 Draft, is in good shape to be ready for the Blue Jackets development camp in the summer. This is great news for the Blue Jackets as they hope Murray will crack their lineup out of training camp although he may need more time as he missed most of last season.
Ryan Murray adds skating to rehab on Tuesday | 04/23/2013 12:34 PM
NewsRyan Murray started skating Tuesday as he attempts to return from shoulder surgery in mid-January.
Rob Mixer on Twitter
ImpactMurray also did some light shooting Tuesday but is not expected to return this season. Murray, the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, should be ready for the start of training camp in September.
Ryan Murray lifts weights on Monday | 04/09/2013 8:21 AM
NewsRyan Murray lifted weights on Monday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in mid-January.
ImpactIt's a big step in the recovery for the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September where he will compete for a job on the blueline. Murray has the skill, character, and hockey sense that every team looks for in a defenseman but likely will not be a big point producer in the NHL. Nevertheless, he should be an outstanding blueliner for the Blue Jackets for many years to come.
Ryan Murray on the mend from shoulder surgery | 03/21/2013 3:35 PM
NewsRyan Murray is slowing recovering from shoulder surgery that he underwent in mid-January.
Impact"It's coming. It feels a lot better than it did, a lot stronger," he said. "It's painful for a couple of days, and it takes a while before you can use it for anything. But in all my visits to (Dr. Anthony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic), they've said it's recovering well, right on track." Murray, who the Blue Jackets chose second overall in the 2012 draft, will spend the next six weeks rehabilitating in Columbus before another doctor's check-up. He expects to be ready for training camp next year.
Agent: Ryan Murray will be ready for 13-14 | 01/10/2013 4:10 PM
NewsRyan Murray (shoulder) should be ready for the 2013-14 campaign, according to his agent.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactMurray would have probably started the 2012-13 campaign with the Blue Jackets if it wasn't for the lockout and his subsequent shoulder injury. He underwent surgery in January for a torn labrum after initially suffering the injury in November. Don't forget about him next season and hold onto him if you've already picked him up in a keeper league.
Ryan Murray will have shoulder surgery Thurs. | 01/09/2013 10:12 PM
NewsRyan Murray will undergo shoulder surgery Thursday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe Blue Jackets' defenseman has waited since he sustained the torn labrum in November for the swelling to subside. He'll likely miss about six months. It's a shame -- Murray was taken with the second pick in the 2012 draft and was expected to compete for a roster spot with Columbus.
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|3/12/2015||CBJ||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||vs. Tor||Apr 8||1|
|Assists||1||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 18||1|
|Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Apr 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Car||last:Mar 15||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Apr 8||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Tor||Apr 8||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Tor||Apr 8||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||12 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Apr 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||12 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Apr 10||1|
|Shots||3||vs. Edm||Mar 13||5|
|Penalty Minutes||10||2013-14 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2013-14 (CBJ)|
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