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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Coyotes sign draft pick Connor Murphy

Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes signed defenseman Connor Murphy, their top pick in this year's NHL draft, to an entry-level contract Thursday.

Terms weren't disclosed.

The 18-year-old Murphy was taken by Phoenix at No. 20 overall.

Murphy had three goals and three assists last season in 14 games for the U.S. national under-18 team.

He's the son of former NHL player Gord Murphy, who's an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers.