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1986 NHL Draft No. 1 Pick Joe Murphy Homeless Again, Won't Accept Help

Joe Murphy, the first overall pick in the 1986 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings, vacated a motel room paid for by the NHL Alumni Association and is once again living homeless on the streets of Kenora, Ontario, in Canada.

Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday that Murphy has turned down offers to help from the Alumni Association as well as former teammates and members of the community.

The 51-year-old London, Ontario, native explained he knew the motel arrangement was "going to end in failure" and said he prefers his freedom.