After being drafted to the Carolina Hurricanes, Mike spent the majority of his playing career in the AHL for the Charlotte Checkers.

Mike was voted to the Charlotte Checkers' 2nd All-Time Team while ranked 3rd in franchise history wins, 4th in shutouts, 2nd in shootout wins, and 6th in save percentage. In 2010-11 Mike recorded the 2nd highest single-season save percentage in franchise history and was named Checkers Man of the Year. 

(*stats are from the date the 1st and 2nd All-Time Checkers' Teams were named in 2020)

"After taking the starting job during Charlotte's inaugural AHL campaign, Mike Murphy became a cornerstone of the team and helped push his squad all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. As voice of the Checkers Jason Shaya put it, "Murphy displayed some of the most brilliant goaltending we've seen, while defying his doubters countless times."


Playing Career Honours and Achievements 


  • OHL Goaltender of the Year

  • CHL Second All-Star Team

  • OHL First All-Star Team

  • OHL Best GAA (2.24)

  • OHL Best SVS% (.929)

  • OHL All-Rookie Team

  • NHL Drafted - 165th Overall - Carolina Hurricanes 


  • CHL Goaltender of the Year

  • OHL Goaltender of the Year

  • CHL First All-Star Team

  • OHL First All-star Team

  • OHL Best GAA (2.08)

  • OHL Best SVS% (.941)

  • OHL Lowest Team GAA (Dave Pinkney Trophy)

  • Belleville Bulls Jake Gilmour Award Recipient "For the player who embodies the hard work, discipline, and character of a Belleville Bull both on and off the ice.

AHL Career

  • See Checkers bio at top of page

  • AHL Charlotte Checkers Humanitarian of the Year 2010-2011

  • First NHL call up - 2011

Goalie Coaching Experience 



  • OUA Queen's University Women's Hockey

  • OUA Queen's University Men's Hockey

  • NCAA Syracuse University Women's Hockey

  • OJHL Wellington Dukes

  • OWHA Kingston Jr Ice Wolves

  • PJHL Napanee Raiders 


  • Kingston Jr Gaels AAA

  • AAA Quinte Red Devils AAA

  • Greater Kingston Ice Wolves 

  • Napanee Crunch

Team Honours and Achievements 


  • NCAA - CHA Division Tournament Champions - Syracuse University (2021/2022)

  • NCAA - CHA Division Regular Season Champions - Syracuse Women's Hockey (2021/2022)

  • NCAA Syracuse University Women's Team of the Year - Syracuse Women's Hockey (2021/2022)

  • OUA Regular Season Champions - Queen's Men's Hockey (2021/2022)

  • OJHL East Division Regular Season Champions - Wellington Dukes Jr A (2021/2022)

  • OJHL Regular Season League Champions - Wellington Dukes Jr A (2019/2020)

  • OJHL East Conference Champions - Wellington Dukes Jr A (2018/2019)

  • OWHA Provincial Silver Medalists - Kingston Jr Ice Wolves (2018/2019)

  • OWHA Two Nations Cup Champions - Kingston Jr Ice Wolves (2018/2019)

  • USPORTS National Championship Tournament Appearance - Queen's Women's Hockey

  • (2018/2019)

  • OUA 2nd Place Playoff Finish - Queen's Women's Hockey (2018/2019)

  • OJHL Conference Champions - Wellington Dukes Jr A (2018/2019)

  • PJHL League Champions  - Napanee Jr C. Raiders (2018/2019)

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