Mark Murphy is an American professional ice hockey player, who played for the DEG Metro Stars in the German Ice Hockey League. Murphy was born on August 6, 1976 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and has come a long way from his earlier years of playing junior ice hockey.
He was first drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 1995 from the Stratford Warriors; a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, established back in 1962.
Murphy’s professional career, however, did not start as a junior ice hockey player but as a player of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, Murphy played for four years until he left the institution. Murphy then joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for a year before transferring once more to play with the Portland Pirates.
It took Murphy a couple more years jumping from one team to the other, even joining the Augsburger Panther before managing to play with the DEG Metro Stars. His active years were in September 1999 – May 2011, playing professionally for approximately 11 years and 9 months.
Murphy played in six leagues over the course of his career. He played professionally in North America and Europe for 12 seasons.