Currently, he tries to model himself after Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith who also plays on his favourite team: the Chicago Blackhawks. Like Murphy, one of Keith’s noted strengths is that while he is on the ice a lot, he does not get many penalties. For the 2009-2010 season Murphy won the Blueline Club Trophy as the Rangers’ most gentlemanly player. He had just 22 penalty minutes in 63 games last season, and is the least penalized regular defenseman on the team this year.
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