Mike Morrison

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Mike Morrison
Born (1979-07-11) July 11, 1979 (age 35)
Medford, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Florida Everblades
Phoenix Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Ottawa Senators
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Modo Hockey
NHL Draft 186th overall, 1998
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2002–2010

Michael Morrison (born July 11, 1979) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for Florida Everblades in ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

In the 1998 NHL Entry Draft the Edmonton Oliers drafted Morrison in the 7th round, 186th overall.

Morrison then played for the University of Maine for 4 years. He spent time playing for the ECHL's Columbus Cottonmouths, Greenville Grrrowl, and the AHL with the Edmonton Road Runners.

After the NHL lockout, Morrison was given a chance to play in the NHL when goaltenders Ty Conklin and Jussi Markkanen were unable to work for the Edmonton Oilers. In his first start at Denver, he stopped 31 shots to put his team on top 5–2 against the home team, the Colorado Avalanche. He eventually became the Oilers' starting goaltender. On March 7, 2006, Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish made a decision to replace Conklin with Morrison before heading into a shootout against the Dallas Stars. The Oilers ended up losing by a shootout goal from Jussi Jokinen. On March 8, 2006 the Oilers traded their 1st round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Dwayne Roloson.

Since Edmonton had to unload a goaltender and could not find a trade partner, they placed Mike Morrison on waivers, and he was picked up by the Ottawa Senators to back up Ray Emery.

On July 2, 2006, he was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to back up former Curtis Joseph and work with head coach Wayne Gretzky, and goaltender coach Grant Fuhr, all formerly of the Oilers. 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. Morrison finished the year in the ECHL.

He was signed to play for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in EBEL for the 2008-09 season, leaving from Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL.

On January 7, 2009, Morrison signed with Modo Hockey in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. Morrison then signed a one-year contract with Albany River Rats in the American Hockey League on August 11, 2009.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
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
2002–03 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 38 9 18 6 1948 113 1 3.48
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 27 12 8 2 1309 55 3 2.52
2004–05 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 26 13 10 0 1576 72 1 2.74
2004–05 Edmonton Road Runners AHL 14 2 5 5 728 21 2 1.73
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 10 4 2 891 42 0 2.83
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 1 0 1 207 12 0 3.48
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 3 0 127 13 0 6.13
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 2 0 1 0 60 11 0 11.01
2006–07 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 27 9 12 3 1423 80 1 3.37
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 43 23 17 1 2445 114 5 2.80
NHL totals 29 11 7 3 1226 67 0 3.27

Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
2004–05 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 3 1 1 150 9 0 3.60

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East First Team 2001–02

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