USA Hockey Magazine Podcast: Brian Murphy

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USA Hockey Magazine Podcast
Brian Murphy, August 29, 2019
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This podcast features Brian Murphy, the 2nd American official in NHL history to have worked 2,000 NHL regular season games. Before his presentation at the Inaugural USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium in Bloomington, Minn., Murphy discussed how he got his start in officiating and his upcoming final season in the NHL.

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[0:00-0:41] Intro and guest introduction
[0:42-1:20] On being around all the officials at the Inaugural USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium and being passionate about the job
[1:21-2:03] On how far the officiating program has come over the course of his career and the growth of the officiating side of the game
[2:04-3:07] On his start in officiating and what got him excited about the job, and moving from college hockey to the NHL
[3:08-4:28] On getting the call to work in the NHL
[4:29-5:20] On the expansion of the NHL, American players and officials, and working the first NHL game in Las Vegas
[5:21-6:09] On recharging in the offseason, hiking and kayaking, getting away from travelling, playing hockey rather than officiating
[6:10-7:16] On the importance of being involved with USA Hockey and giving back to the game, and what he’s gotten from the game
[7:17-8:39] On his work at the Merit officiating camp in Buffalo, N.Y. and making American officiating better
[8:40-10:17] On working nine Stanley Cup Finals and not getting caught up in the moment when working, the best part of working big games and focusing on doing the job
[10:18-11:50] On the upcoming season being his final NHL season and what the future holds for him after hockey, if he has any say in where his last game will be and saying goodbye to the people he’s met along the way
[11:51-12:25] On what the future holds and finding a job in hockey
[12:26-13:04] Closing and outro

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