The Friars have won five games in a row and nine of their last 10.
Steven Shamanski made the Hockey East All-Academic Team for a third consecutive season.
Jon Gilles earned the Lou Lamoriello Most Valuable Player award.
The Friars are ranked in the season-ending poll for the first time since 2001.
More than 300 student-athletes celebrate 2012-13 campaign.
2012-13 Honors and Awards
2013 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award (4/12)
HEA Weekly Top Performer (11/5)
HEA All-Academic Team
2012-13: Named the 2013 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award Winner, as announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) at the 2013 Frozen Four (4/12) ... Served as the Friar captain and played in all 38 games, totaling three goals and eight assists for 11 points ... Registered his first career point with a goal against Sacred Heart in his first career game with the Friars (10/12) ... Had a career-best two-assist night at UVM (11/2) in a 3-2 Providence victory ... Two of his three goals proved to be game winners, including the deciding goal in PC's 6-5 win at No. 3 UNH (1/19) - Providence's first win at the Whittemore Center since 2004 ... One of PC's key faceoff takers and penalty killers, he finished the year with 44 blocked shots to lead the team and finished with a .510 faceoff win percentage ... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.
2011-12: Did not play as a junior after transferring from Notre Dame ... Named to the 2012 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL during the 2010-11 season and helped the Vipers capture the BCHL championship ... Recorded 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 58 regular season games ... Earned Vernon's Team Unsung Hero Award and Academic Excellence Award ... Prior to Vernon, he played the 2009-10 season for the University of Notre Dame, where he appeared in 17 games ... Graduated from Shattuck St. Mary's High School in Faribault, Minn., where he played hockey and tennis ... Member of two-time Under-18 Tier 1 national championship teams in 2006-08 ... Finished seventh on the team in scoring as a senior (2007-08), recording 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points in 62 games ... Had two goals and three assists in six games in the Sabres' run to the Tier 1 title ... Played in USA Hockey's Select 15 festival in 2005 and the Select 17 Festival in 2007.
PERSONAL: Kyle P. Murphy ... Born May 11, 1990 ... Son of Michael and Karen Murphy ... Has three brothers, Ryan, Justin and Brendan ... His oldest brother, Ryan, played hockey at Boston College (2001-05) and played in the AHL for four years ... Justin served as senior team manager for hockey team at BC (2008-09) ... Finance major.
CAREER STATS Year gp g a pts pen-pim ppg shg gwg 2012-13 38 3 8 11 3-6 0 0 2
2009-10*17 0 0 0 2-4 - - - Total 55 3 8 11 5-10 0 0 2
* Played at the University of Notre Dame
Goals: 1 (3 times - last at UNH 1/19/13)
Assists: 2 (at Vermont 11/2/12)
Points: 2 (at Vermont 11/2/12)
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