Morrow in March 2016
December 9, 1992 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 2011
Joseph Mathew Alexander Morrow (born December 9, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Morrow was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Morrow played junior hockey with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, and was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins before being traded to the Dallas Stars, and then to the Boston Bruins months later.
Morrow played four full seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks. After the 2011–12 season, Morrow was named to the WHL's First All-Star Team, and had finished second in league scoring among all defencemen. He was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was then subsequently signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Penguins on August 3, 2011.
In his first professional season in 2012–13, Morrow was assigned directly to the Penguins American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, due to the ongoing NHL lock-out. After commencement to the shortened NHL season, Morrow received his first NHL recall to Pittsburgh but did not debut, as a precautionary injury replacement for Kris Letang, on February 10, 2013.
On March 24, 2013, Morrow was traded from the Penguins along with a fifth round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Brenden Morrow (no relation) and a third round draft pick in the same draft. On July 4, 2013, Morrow's tenure with Dallas was cut short as he was again involved in a trade between the Stars and the Boston Bruins. Boston traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and Ryan Button; in exchange, they acquired Morrow, Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.
He played 33 games during the 2015–16 NHL season and then re-signed with the Bruins to a one-year, one-way deal for $800,000.
On July 1, 2017, Morrow signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens
Morrow comes from a hockey family, with his father, Dave, spending time with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. Dave Morrow was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1977 NHL Draft, but never played with the team. In 2002, the Nashville Predators selected his older brother, Josh 203rd overall.
|2007–08||Sherwood Park Kings||AMHL||24||7||11||18||57||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Penguins recall Defenseman Joe Morrow". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
- "Penguins sign first-round pick Morrow". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- "Dallas Stars Acquire Joe Morrow and a Fifth-Round Pick in 2013 from the Pittsburgh Penguins". Dallas Stars. March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- "Canadiens agree to terms with Joe Morrow". Montreal Canadiens. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick