Jeremy Morin

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Jeremy Morin
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Morin as a Blackhawk in December 2010
Born (1991-04-16) April 16, 1991 (age 24)
Auburn, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2009
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2010–present

Jeremy Morin (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Morin previously played major junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the team he was drafted from in the second round, 45th overall, in 2009 by the Atlanta Thrashers. Morin was later traded to Chicago, then the Columbus Blue Jackets, followed by a return trade to Chicago during the 2015 off-season.

Prior to playing in the OHL, Morin played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) for two years, competing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Internationally, at the junior level, he has represented the United States on four occasions, medaling in each junior tournament.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Morin as a Kitchener Ranger in September 2010.

Morin began his playing career in 2006–07 as a member of the Syracuse Stars in the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL), being named EJHL Rookie of the Year.[1] The following season, Morin joined the United States National Team Developmental Program (NTDP). He played two seasons with the NTDP, leading the team in scoring with 33 goals and 59 points and tied for first with five game-winning goals in 55 games.[1] At the end of the 2008–09 season, Morin was selected in the second round, 45th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.

After playing for the NTDP, Morin joined the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he scored 83 points in 58 regular season games in 2009–10. He was named the Canadian Hockey League (CHL)'s Player of the Week for the fifth week of the 2010 playoffs after registering six goals and one assist in four games, highlighted by two hat-tricks.[2]

Professional[edit]

On June 1, 2010, Morin signed an entry-level contract with Atlanta.[3] Twenty-three days later, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a deal that sent first (24th overall) and second round picks (both previously belonging to the New Jersey Devils) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, as well as Marty Reasoner and Joey Crabb, to Chicago in exchange for Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu.[4]

Prior to the 2010–11 season, Morin had a strong training camp[5] and made an impression on Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville,[6] while tying for second on the team in pre-season scoring with four points.[7] The Blackhawks, however, assigned Morin to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, to begin the year.[8] After playing eight games with Rockford, leading the team in power play goals with three, Morin was recalled from the AHL on November 5, 2010.[9] He made his NHL debut the next day at Philips Arena against the team that originally drafted him, the Atlanta Thrashers. His first stint with the Blackhawks lasted two games, where he registered four shots on goal and two blocked shots; he reassigned to Rockford after only three days with Chicago.[10] Following an injury to Marián Hossa, Morin was recalled as his replacement on November 30.[11] At the time of his second call-up, Morin was leading the IceHogs in goals, with six, and was tied for third on the team with nine points.[7] Later that day, in a game against the St. Louis Blues, Morin registered his first NHL point, a power play assist, and registered his first NHL fight in a bout with the Blues' Chris Porter.[12] He played in the Blackhawks next two games, but six days later was again assigned to Rockford. The move, however, was believed to be an attempt at saving money against the team's salary cap.[13] As anticipated, the Blackhawks recalled Morin prior to their next game against the Dallas Stars while placing Hossa on injured reserve.[14] During the game, on December 8, Morin scored his first NHL goal, beating Andrew Raycroft 1:36 into the second period of a 5–3 Blackhawks victory.[15][16] The Blackhawks' cap concerns remained, however, and Morin was again reassigned to Rockford the following day.[17] He continued to bounce back and forth between Rockford and Chicago[18] but with the return of Hossa and Viktor Stålberg from injury, Morin was not needed in the Blackhawks line-up[19] and was subsequently loaned to Team USA for the 2011 World Junior Championships.[20] Following the tournament, Morin returned to Rockford, but in mid-January, Morin suffered what was believed to be a concussion and missed the remainder of the season.[21][22] He finished his first professional season playing in 31 games scoring ten goals and 15 points between the NHL and AHL.[23]

Morin was unable to return to the ice until the start of training camp, but was still unable to participate in pre-season games. Assigned to Rockford, he missed the first two games of the 2011–12 season.[24] He played in 22 games for the IceHogs, registering 15 points, before he was recalled by the Blackhawks for the team's December 18 game with the Calgary Flames.[25] In the game, Morin spent some time on the Blackhawks' top line alongside Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, but went pointless in 10:23 of ice time.[24][26]

On June 27, 2014, the Blackhawks signed Morin to a two-year contract extension.[27] During the 2014–15 season, on December 14, Morin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Tim Erixon.[28] On June 30, 2015, however, Morin was reacquired by the Blackhawks, alongside Marko Daňo, Artem Anisimov, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round draft pick in 2016, in a multi-player deal that sent Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta to Columbus.[29]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for United States United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2011 United States
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 United States
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Russia
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2008 Canada

Morin made his international debut in 2008 representing the United States at the IIHF World U18 Championships. In his first international tournament, he scored a team-leading six goals[1] in seven contests.[30] the United States defeated Sweden 6–3[31] in the Bronze medal game earning Morin his first international medal. Morin finished the tournament eighth overall in scoring with eight points.[32] The following year, he again represented the United States at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships. Team USA defeated Russia in the final, 5–0, winning the gold medal.[33] Morin lead the team in goal scoring, with seven and tied for second in points, with ten,[34] his ten points ranked him tenth in tournament scoring.[35] Morin also represented the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championships, where he registered five assists and seven points in seven games.[36] In the tournament final, the U.S. defeated Canada 6–5 in overtime, winning gold.[4][37] After being loaned from the Blackhawks so he could participate in the 2011 World Junior Championships, Morin was named an alternate captain for Team USA.[38] During the team's first game, a 3–2 overtime win against Finland, Morin suffered what was thought to be a significant shoulder injury.[39] However, he returned to the American lineup after missing only one game.[40] In the tournament quarterfinals, the U.S. lost to Canada, 4–1. They rebounded in the bronze medal game defeating Sweden 4–2.[41] The victory marked the first time Team USA won medals in back-to-back tournaments, and the first medal they won on home soil.[42] During the tournament, Morin registered one assist through four games.[43]

Playing style[edit]

Morin was known as a goal scorer in juniors. He has the ability to shoot from anywhere and find open space to shoot, often going to the front of the net and finding space to score.[44] He possesses a quick release that accompanies a solid shot.[45] Morin is considered a gritty player for a goal scorer, he plays hard and has a bit of an edge in his game. He plays a solid all-round game, possesses a high hockey IQ,[45] and competes every shift.[5]

Personal[edit]

Morin's cousin, J. D. Forrest, plays professionally in Finland, while his older brother Chad was also a member of the NTDP and went on to play for Harvard University in the ECAC. Morin also had an uncle who played college hockey.[46]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Syracuse Stars EJHL 45 26 28 54 0
2007–08 U.S. National Program Ind 35 31 15 46 40
2007–08 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 30 17 17 34 26
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team Ind 55 33 26 59 107
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 14 12 15 27 28
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 58 47 36 83 76 20 12 9 21 32
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 22 8 4 12 34
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 2 1 3 9
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 69 18 22 40 121
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 67 30 28 58 86
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 47 24 23 47 58
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 24 5 6 11 32 2 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 0 0 0 15
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 3 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 28 2 4 6 13
NHL totals 82 10 12 22 69 2 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States U17 2nd 6 6 2 8 2
2008 United States WJC18 3rd 7 6 2 8 6
2009 United States WJC18 1st 7 6 4 10 8
2010 United States WJC 1st 7 2 5 7 0
2011 United States WJC 3rd 4 0 1 1 2
2015 United States WC 3rd 10 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 31 20 14 34 18
Senior totals 10 0 0 0 0
  • All statistics taken from NHL.com[30]

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