Mark Morrison (ice hockey, born 1963)

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Mark Morrison
Born (1963-03-11) March 11, 1963 (age 51)
Delta, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 09 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Fife Flyers (BNL)

HC Merano
Milan Devils
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Nova Scotia Oilers (AHL)
Tulsa Oilers(CHL)
Victoria Cougars(WHL)

NHL Draft 51st overall, 1981
New York Rangers
Playing career 1981–2006

Mark Morrison (born March 11, 1963) is a professional ice hockey player who played 10 games in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers and is the current assistant coach of the St. John's AHL team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.[2]

In 1993, Mark moved to Scotland to play with the Fife Flyers. He took over as Flyers coach midway through the 1995-96 season, winning various Player and Coach of the Year awards over the next 10 years.

Coaching[edit]

Morrison joined the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL as an assistant coach in 2006, where he was eventually named the replacement for Tony MacAulay midway into the 2006-07 ECHL season. MacAulay led the team to nine wins in the first twenty-seven games before he was replaced. He assumed the title of Head Coach and General Manager at the start of the 2007-08 season and continued to hold that title until the Salmon Kings officially folded. On May 7, 2011 Morrison was effectively relieved of his duties and all of his players were considered to be unrestricted free agents.

On July 20, 2011, Morrison was announced as the assistant coach of the as yet unnamed AHL team in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the St. John's IceCaps, the AHL affiliate of the new Winnipeg Jets NHL team.[1]

Awards[edit]

Player[edit]

  • 1980-81: Most Sportsmanlike Player, Memorial Cup (CHL)
  • 1983-84: Adams Cup winner, Tulsa Oilers, (CHL)

Coach[edit]

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