Will look to break into the regular rotation at forward in his sophomore year ... hard-working player who has a great attitude and commitment to the Notre Dame hockey program ... has a tremendous work ethic ... did not see any action in 2008-09 but used the season to improve his overall game... strong skater with excellent hockey skills and intelligence ... continues to add weight to his frame as he adjusts to physical nature of Division I hockey ... has a strong offensive upside .... came to Notre Dame as a true freshman after spending two seasons at Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn. ... joins current teammate, senior Kevin Deeth and former Irish players - Michael Chin `03, Aaron Gill `04 and Tony Gill `06 as former Irish players who are alums of Shattuck St. Mary's ... seventh Irish hockey player from the state of New Jersey, joining Tim Caddo `89 (Old Tappan), Matt Eisler `98 (West Milford), John Ghia `88 (Westwood), Dan Sawyer `92 (Kinnelon), Chris Tschupp `92 (Toms River) and current freshman Kyle Palmieri (Montvale) ... joined the Irish in the late signing period (spring of `08) along with Nick Condon and Richard Ryan.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games during the 2008-09 season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Shattuck St. Mary's High School in Faribault, Minn. ... member of two-time Under-18 Tier 1 national championship teams in `06-07 and `07-'08 ... was seventh on the team in scoring as a senior (`07-'08), getting 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points in 62 games ... had two goals and three assists in six games in the Sabres run to the Tier 1 title ... played in USA Hockey's Select 15 festival in 2005 and the Select 17 Festival in 2007 ... full name is Kyle Patrick Murphy ... son of Michael and Karen Murphy ... has three brothers ... oldest brother, Ryan, played hockey at Boston College (2001-05) ... brother, Justin, served as senior team manager for hockey team at Boston College for `08-'09 ... born on May 11, 1990 in Red Bank, N.J. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.
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