Mark Morris (ice hockey)

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Mark Morris
Born (1958-03-31) March 31, 1958 (age 56)
Massena, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Played for New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
Dallas Black Hawks (CHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1984

Mark Morris (born March 31, 1958) is a American former professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently the head coach for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Morris played four seasons (19811984) of professional hockey, mostly with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he scored 9 goals and 33 assists for 42 points, with 146 penalty minutes, in 156 AHL games played.

Following his playing career, Morris turned to coaching. In November 2002, Morris was fired from his coaching position at Clarkson University following an on-ice incident with one of his own players during a practice.[1]

In professional hockey, Morris began his coaching career under Marc Crawford, serving from February 2003 to April 2003 as the Special Assistant Coach/Interim Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL.

Morris has been in his current position as head coach for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL since the 2006–07 season, and now holds the title for the winningest coach in the Monarchs' history.[2]


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