Veteran defender joins Wolves

August 11, 2015

Sudbury Wolves have bolstered their blueline with the acquisition of overage defenceman Patrick Murphy from the Erie Otters.

A dependable defender, the 6-foot, 190-pound Murphy played in 76 Ontario Hockey League games for the Western Conference champion Otters in 2014-2015, regular season and playoffs included.

Murphy had 6 goals, 25 assists, 31 points in 56 regular-season games and added a goal and 5 assists in 20 playoff contests as Erie made it to the OHL finals before losing to the eventual Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals.

“He is a highly-intelligent offensive player who will join Kyle Capobianco on our power play and provide us with some added skill from our blueline,” said Wolves president Blaine Smith.

In all, Murphy played in parts of four seasons with Erie and has 147 OHL games to his credit, including 30 playoff matches.

Sudbury is coming off a 2014-2015 season in which it finished in last place in the 20-team OHL.

The Wolves gave up a conditional late-round draft pick in exchange for Murphy, Smith confirmed.

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