Team USA defenseman Connor Murphy has committed to play collegiate hockey at Miami University.
The 16-year-old native of Dublin, Ohio has appeared in two USHL games this season for Team USA's Under-17 squad. Murphy joins current teammate Tyler Biggs who has also committed to Miami University along with six other players who will attend the school following their USHL careers; Bryon Paulazzo (Indiana Ice), Blake Coleman (Indiana Ice), Shane Berschbach (Indiana Ice), Max Cook (Indiana Ice), Alex Wideman (Indiana Ice), Cody Murphy (Tri-City Storm).
Located in Oxford, Ohio, the Miami University RedHawks are a member of the CCHA and finished last season as the NCAA Final Four runner-up. The RedHawks have 16 former USHL players on the roster this season; Carter Camper (Lincoln Stars), Pat Cannone (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Joe Hartman (Indiana Ice), Garrett Kennedy (Indiana Ice), Vincent LoVerde (Waterloo Black Hawks), Andy Miele (Chicago Steel), Jarod Palmer (Tri-City Storm), Cameron Schilling (Indiana Ice), Steve Spinell (Fargo Force), Gary Steffes (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Patrick Tiesling (Sioux Falls Stampede), Matt Tomassoni (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Trent Vogelhuber (Des Moines Buccaneers), Will Weber (Chicago Steel), Chris Wideman (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), and Tommy Wingels (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders).
Click here for Connor Murphy's USHL profile.
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