Gavin Morgan

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Gavin Morgan
Born (1976-07-09) July 9, 1976 (age 40)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Dallas Stars
EHC Basel
Vienna Capitals
Vålerenga
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2010

Morgan Gavin (born July 9, 1976, in Scarborough) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He played 6 games in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars, however most notably played over 500 games in the American Hockey League. In 2010, he became an assistant coach for the Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey team for a season.

Playing career[edit]

Morgan started his career with the junior hockey team Wexford Raiders in 1992. He graduated from the University of Denver, where he played four seasons with the Denver Pioneers, in 1999.

Morgan made his professional début in the 1999–2000, when he split his season between the IHL's Utah Grizzlies, Long Beach Ice Dogs and WCHL's Idaho Steelheads, before earning a regular roster spot with Utah in 2000–01.

He went on to play three seasons with Utah before joining the AHL's Hershey Bears in 2003–04. Even though he spent the majority of the season in Hershey, Morgan went on to make his NHL début with the Dallas Stars during the season.[1] He got 21 penalty minutes during his six games in the NHL.

In the summer of 2004 Morgan was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens, but was immediately sent to the AHL and the Hamilton Bulldogs. He played one season for the Bulldogs, before moving to Switzerland and Basel. He went back to the AHL, playing for the Peoria Rivermen and the Rockford IceHogs, in between a short spell at Austrian team Vienna Capitals. In 2008, Morgan joined Norwegian team Vålerenga.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

On August 27, 2010, Morgan was named an assistant coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[3]

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