July 11, 1979 |
Medford, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Edmonton Oilers
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
|NHL Draft||186th overall, 1998
Michael Morrison (born July 11, 1979) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and the Phoenix Coyotes.
Morrison was selected in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, in the 7th round, 186th overall. He 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. He made his NHL debut on November 7, 2005, playing 18 minutes in relief during a shut-out defeat to the Dallas Stars. 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 on November 14. 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.
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.
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.
|1997–98||Phillips Exeter Academy||USHS||27||15||11||2||1632||64||1||2.35||.921||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||University of Maine||HE||11||3||0||1||347||10||1||1.73||.917||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||University of Maine||HE||12||7||2||1||608||27||1||2.66||.894||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||University of Maine||HE||10||2||3||3||490||16||1||1.96||.924||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||University of Maine||HE||30||20||3||4||1645||60||2||2.19||.921||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Edmonton Road Runners||AHL||14||2||5||5||728||21||2||1.73||.939||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||2||0||1||0||60||11||0||11.01||.732||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||43||23||17||1||2445||114||5||2.80||.911||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana||EBEL||24||—||—||—||—||—||—||3.33||.901||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||14||6||5||1||763||42||0||3.30||.892||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East First Team||2001–02|
- "Q&A with Mike Morrison". hockeysfuture.com. 2004-01-28. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- "Stars blank Oilers". National Hockey League. 2005-11-07. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
- "Morrison claims first NHL win, as Oilers beat Avalanche". National Hockey League. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2005-11-15.
- "Goaltender Morrison joins Grizzlies in Victoria". Utah Grizzlies. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-04-15.