Dean Morton

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Dean Morton
Referee hockey ahl 2004.jpg
Born (1968-02-27) February 27, 1968 (age 46)
Peterborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 148th overall, 1986
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1988–1993

Dean Morton (born February 27, 1968) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently a National Hockey League referee.[1] He played in one NHL game for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1989–90 NHL season and is one of only three players to score a goal in their only NHL game, along with Brad Fast and Rolly Huard.[2]

He received media attention on HBO's 24/7 Winter Classic special when a post-game dressing room scene showed him being congratulated for a "ballsy call" by partner Stephen Walkom. The call in question was a goaltender interference call to disallow a goal by the Pittsburgh Penguins that would have tied the game against the New York Rangers.[3]

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