|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
203 lb (92 kg)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
|Born||July 11, 1979,|
Medford, MA, USA
|NHL Draft||186th overall, 1998|
|Pro Career||2002 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Morrison was drafted in the 7th round, 186th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
After the NHL lockout, Morrison was given a chance to play in the NHL when goaltenders Ty Conklin and Jussi Markkanen were unable to carry for the Edmonton Oilers. In Morrison's first career NHL start, he stopped 31 shots to put his team on top 5–2 against the home team, the Colorado Avalanche. After that great performance in Denver, he earned more respect from teammates and coaches and received more starts. He had a great run and quietly became the Oilers' starting goaltender. After a few weeks of great play, his magic started wearing down and proved to be hot and cold like his teammates, Conklin and Markkanen. On March 7, 2006, Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish made a controversial decision of replacing Conklin with Morrison before heading into a shootout during a game against the rival Dallas Stars. The Oilers ended up losing that game by a shootout goal by Jussi Jokinen. On March 8, 2006 the Edmonton Oilers had finally gotten their goaltending solution by trading their 1st round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
On July 2, 2006, he was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to back up former Oilers starter Curtis Joseph and work with former Oiler greats, head coach Wayne Gretzky, and goalie coach Grant Fuhr.
After posting a 0–3 record, a 6.14 Goals Against Average and a .790 Save Percentage, Morrison was placed on waivers once again. He was not picked up and was sent to the minors. After struggling at the AHL level, Morrison finished the year in the ECHL.
On January 7, 2009, Morrison signed with Modo Hockey in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. His tenure there was not successful. Morrison signed a one-year contract with Albany River Rats in the American Hockey League on August 11, 2009.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season[edit | edit source]
|1997–98||Phillips Exeter Academy||High School||27||15||11||2||1632||64||1||2.35|
|1998–99||University of Maine||Hockey East||11||3||0||1||347||10||1||1.73|
|1999–00||University of Maine||Hockey East||12||7||2||1||608||27||1||2.66|
|2000–01||University of Maine||Hockey East||10||2||3||3||490||16||1||1.96|
|2001–02||University of Maine||Hockey East||30||20||3||4||1645||60||2||2.19|
|2004–05||Edmonton Road Runners||AHL||14||2||5||5||728||21||2||1.73|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||2||0||1||0||60||11||0||11.01|
|2007–08||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||43||23||17||1||2445||114||5||2.80|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
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