Josh Morrissey - Photo Courtesy of whl.ca

 

Josh Morrissey, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Born: 1995-03-28

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 13th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 - Josh Morrissey has been sent to the St. John Icecaps in the AHL. The puck-moving defenceman just concluded his season with the Prince Albert Raiders and was knocked out of the first round of the WHL playoffs by the Edmonton Oil Kings. He will probably get a look in the final stretch of the AHL season. -Kevin Won

March 2014 - Josh Morrissey has been named to the WHL 1st All-Star Team in the Eastern Conference. Morrissey finished 2nd in WHL defensive scoring with 73 points (28 goals and 45 assists) in 59 games, 12 games less than the leading defenceman Shea Theodore (79 in 70 games). He is currently playing in the WHL Playoffs with the Raiders against the Oil Kings and are down 3-0 in the series. Morrissey is projected to be a high end puck moving defenceman. He will also serve very well in leagues that value PIMs. -Kevin Won

 

 


February 2014 - Morrissey is currently 3rd in WHL defensive scoring with 21 goals and 35 assists in 45 games, only behind fellow-Team Canada member Derrick Pouliot and Anaheim prospect Shea Theodore. He is currently on a seven-game scoring streak and has 17 points in his last 11 games. 10 of his 21 goals have been on the power play. Kevin Won

 

 

December 2013 - Josh Morrissey is one of seven defensemen named to Team Canada for the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Canada will look to Morrissey to push the pace from the backend with his top-end puck rushing skills and hold the fort in the defensive zone with his underrated containment skills. Brendan Ross

 

October 2013 - The Jets signed their 2013 1st round selection to a three-year entry level contract worth $1.4 million on October 3, 2013. The offensive rearguard was recently assigned to the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, where he's posted five points in his first three games. Brendan Ross

 

December 2012 – Josh Morrissey is a gifted offensive defenseman with the ability to contribute offense on both the power play and in five-on-five situations. Morrissey is an unbelievable skater and also has the ability to throw some big open ice checks if the opportunity presents itself.  In 35 games this year for the Prince Albert Raiders, Morrissey has compiled 25 points. He will have to continue to improve his defensive game as well as adding a bit of size to his frame to be successful at the next level. Morrissey will play for Team Cherry at the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Prospects Game in January. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

 

Potential to be a premier puck moving defenseman at the next level.

 

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