Former Kitchener Rangers' defenceman Ryan Murphy has been recognized as the American Hockey League's outstanding defenceman for the 2020-21 season.
He was presented with the Eddie Shore Award on Wednesday. It is voted on by, coaches, players, and members of the media.
The 28-year-old led all defenceman with five goals and 22 assists in 37 games, for the Henderson Silver Knights --- the farm team for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights.
He was also named to the Pacific Division All-Star Team last week.
Murphy was a first round pick of Carolina in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has also played for Minnesota and New Jersey.
He was a member of the Kitchener Rangers from 2009 to 2013.