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Darcy Murphy. Credit: William Cherry/Presseye

Darcy Murphy. Credit: William Cherry/Presseye

William Cherry/Presseye

Darcy Murphy. Credit: William Cherry/Presseye

Winger Darcy Murphy believes he is returning to the Belfast Giants a better player for his experiences in Europe than when he left the team two years ago.

Murphy, 28, departed the Giants in 2019 after two seasons at the SSE Arena in which he won the Elite League and two Challenge Cups, while he also set a club record for the most goals in a season with 50 strikes in 79 games in the 2018-19 campaign.

But after two seasons abroad, split across Germany, Switzerland and Poland, the Ontario man is back with the Giants and he insists his stint away has improved him as a player.

“Being able to play in different styles and different leagues has only added to my game and knowledge of hockey. Hopefully that can translate into an excellent season,” says Murphy.

“I’d love to pick up right where I left off, but it has been a couple of years so I have to get back into the swing of things again and get it going as quick as possible.”

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