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Larry Murphy


Drafted by the Kings fourth overall in 1980, Murphy set an NHL record for assists (61) and points (76) by a rookie blueliner and narrowly missed winning the Calder Trophy. In 1982, he was part of the Kings' "Miracle on Manchester" team along with Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Charlie Simmer and Bernie Nicholls that upset Wayne Gretzky's favored Oilers in a five-game first-round playoff series that included a stunning 6-5 OT victory in Game Three after the Kings fell into a 5-0 hole by the end of the second peiiod. Murphy6 played just over three seasons for the Kings before being traded to Washington. His Hall of Fame career included four Stanley Cups (two with Pittsburgh, two with Detroit.)

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