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Defenseman Jordan Oesterle Close To Signing With The Wings

07/28/2021 at 1:54pm EDT

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added 2:38pm, Ryan Murphy release is below.

aded 3:39pm, Oesterle press release is below.

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed defenseman Ryan Murphy to a one-year contract.
Murphy, 28, has played parts of the last two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, beginning the 2020-21 season with Dinamo Minsk before returning to North America with the American Hockey League’s Henderson Silver Knights. Murphy produced eight points (2-6-8) in 12 games with Minsk for a two-year KHL total of 31 points (10-21-31) and 28 penalty minutes in 68 games between Minsk and Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. With Henderson, Murphy won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s best defenseman, finishing third on the team and first among the league’s defensemen with 27 points (5-22-27) in 37 games. Originally a first-round pick (12th overall) of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Murphy has played parts of seven seasons in the NHL, notching 43 points (8-35-43) and 54 penalty minutes in 175 games between the Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils between 2012-19. His most productive year came in the 2014-15 campaign, in which he totaled 13 points (4-9-13) in 37 games with Carolina.
A native of Aurora, Ontario, Murphy has also skated in 232 career AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers, Iowa Wild, Binghamton Devils and Silver Knights between 2012-21, posting 146 points (22-124-146) and 122 penalty minutes. He was also an AHL All-Star in 2015 with Charlotte. Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-11, 181-pound blueliner spent four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers, racking up 220 points (53-167-220), a plus-47 rating and 122 penalty minutes in 228 games from 2009-13, while adding 57 points (12-45-57) and 44 penalty minutes in 53 postseason games. Murphy was a two-time OHL Second-Team All-Star (2012 and 2013) and a 2011 OHL First-Team All-Star. Internationally, Murphy skated in six games for Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching three points, and was named the Best Defenseman at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, posting 13 points (4-9-13) in seven games.
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Jordan Oesterle on a two-year contract.

Oesterle, 29, appeared in 43 games for the Arizona Coyotes during the 2020-21 campaign, posting 11 points (1-10-11) and 10 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 182-pound defenseman also registered 38 shots on goal, 45 hits and 64 blocked shots in 17:54 average time on ice, which ranked fourth among Arizona defensemen. Oesterle played parts of seven NHL seasons between the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks and Coyotes, totaling 65 points (15-50-65) and 44 penalty minutes in 252 games since 2014-15. He is two years removed from his most productive NHL campaign, in which he posted 20 points (6-14-20) in 71 games with Arizona in 2018-19. He also added four points (1-3-4) in nine games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Coyotes.

A native of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Oesterle was originally signed by the Oilers as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan University, where he was a teammate of Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser from 2011-13 and won a CCHA Championship in 2012. In three seasons with the Broncos, Oesterle logged 34 points (7-27-34), a plus-11 rating and 49 penalty minutes in 113 games. He began his professional career by playing parts of four seasons in the American Hockey League, registering 83 points (20-63-83) and 30 penalty minutes in 157 games with the Oklahoma City Barons and Bakersfield Condors from 2013-17. Oesterle represented his country at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, skating in one game as the United States captured a bronze medal with Jeff Blashill as the team’s head coach. Oesterle previously spent one season with the Sioux Falls Stampede (2010-11) in the United States Hockey League, recording 15 points (2-13-15) and previously played for Belle Tire AAA Hockey until 2009-10.

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