NHL draft pick Wade Murphy transferring to ASU

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Frozen #Boom.

As the Arizona State hockey program draws closer to their first season at the NCAA level this fall, they continue to bolster their roster with top talent. On Tuesday morning, they received a commitment from Wade Murphy, who has played his first two seasons at powerhouse North Dakota.

The 6-foot, 190-pound forward appeared in 35 games for North Dakota over his two years, collecting four assists and racking up 14 penalty minutes. Murphy, a British Columbia native, was never able to find a consistent role at UND, and the move to ASU may be the change of scenery needed to take advantage of his skills. After committing to North Dakota, Murphy became a 7th round selection of the Nashville Predators (185th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Murphy will redshirt during the 2015-2016 season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Incredibly excited to be attending Arizona State University in the fall and looking forward to the new start #sundevils

— Wade Murphy (@wmurphy93) July 21, 2015

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