Incredibly excited to be attending Arizona State University in the fall and looking forward to the new start #sundevils
— Wade Murphy (@wmurphy93) July 21, 2015
It was made official this morning as you can see above, as former Penticton Vees standout Wade Murphy is transferring from North Dakota to Arizona State University. Murphy played his freshman and sophomore seasons at UND, posting four assists in 35 games over those two years. He will have to sit out the 2015-16 season but will play his junior and senior seasons for the Sun Devils starting in the fall of 2016.
From the Vees’ Website:
“You’re told not to look into the sun but former Penticton Vee standout Wade Murphy is and it seems like the right thing to do. Murphy has announced he is transferring from North Dakota to Arizona State this fall, as he will suit up for the Sun Devils in 2016-17.
Murphy, who spent parts of two seasons with the Vees, played a combined 35 games in his freshman and sophomore seasons at UND. The Victoria, BC, product had four assists over his first two collegiate seasons and is hoping the move to Tempe, Arizona, will heat up his offense.
The 2012 RBC Cup champion will have to sit out the 2015-16 season but will be eligible to play his junior and senior seasons at ASU starting in the fall of 2016.
Murphy can score, as he authored 37 goals and 99 points in 72 games in a Vees sweater. In the RBC Cup season of 2011-12, Murphy had 36 goals and 91 points in 60 games split between the Vees and Victoria Grizzlies. In his second season with the Vees, the Nashville Predators draft pick led Penticton in scoring with 70 points in 50 regular season games.
The Sun Devils were granted Division l status in NCAA men’s ice hockey this past season and will play as an independent school in 2015-16. ASU’s roster this season will feature six BCHL alumni: Jake Clifford (Merritt), Nic Gushue (Nanaimo), Matt Kennedy (Victoria), Jordan Masters (West Kelowna), Charlie Zuccarini (Trail) and David Jacobson (Chilliwack).”