Samuel Morin, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-7

Weight: 203

Born: 1995-07-12

Hometown: St-Henri, PQ, CAN

Drafted: 2013 by Philadelphia Flyers, 11th Overall







Feb 2015 - The QMJHL has suspended Morin for two games after an unecessary check from behind on Saint John's Samuel Dove-McFalls. The hulking blueliner has been suspended before and continues to draw comparisons to NHL alum Chris Pronger. Of all the Flyers defensive prospects, Morin has the best chance to break camp with the NHL club out of training camp in 2015-16 as he almost did this season. He has managed 23 points and a plus-11 rating in 25 games for Rimouski, where he has also missed time due to a broken jaw towards the end of 2014. Morin is no stranger to success as he was a member of the gold medal Canadian team at the World Junior Championship and the Flyers hope that sooner rather than later he will help to add additional hardware to the collection. Zach Hopkins 


Oct 12th, 2014- Morin broke his jaw after taking a puck to the face in a game against Quebec. He is expected to miss up to 4-5 weeks Zach Hopkins


Oct 2014- Morin was returned to Rimouski of the QMJHL after the Flyers brass decided against a nine-game trial. He returns to an Oceanic team that sits in first place and will further benefit from the hulking blue-liner continuing to hone his skills during his last year of eligibility. Expect Morin to be a force at the WJC as well. Zach Hopkins


November 2013 - Morin was named to the QMJHL roster for the upcoming 2013 Subway Super Series. It’s an annual six game tournament held between a hand picked team of Russian Junior players and three all star teams representing the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL. He currently has two goals and four assists in 10 games with Rimouski. Jenn Lardani


September 2013 -  The Philadelphia Flyers have signed first round draft pick Samuel Morin to a three-year entry level contract. The 6’6” defenseman earned a point with a perfect pass in an exhibition game on September 16, 2013. Jenn Lardani


July 2013 - Taken 11th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Rimouski Oceanic defenseman Samuel Morin certainly fits the description of what the Philadelphia Flyers are looking for - a big reliable defenseman.  The loss of Chris Pronger on the Flyers' blue line was substantial and Philadelphia is hoping that eventually Samuel Morin can being similar intangibles to their line-up. Morin is already known for matching up against opponent’s top players and eating up big minutes in all types of situations. He’s probably not going to impress with his offensive output but he gets the puck up ice efficiently and he also has a huge slap shot from the point. Morin is going to get every opportunity with the Flyers to become a top four defenseman. He would benefit greatly from a few years in the AHL as it would be unwise for the Flyers to rush this player because they desperately need him to pan out. Nathan Martin


June 2013 – The Philadelphia Flyers selected Samuel Morin with the 11th overall selection of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross




June 2013 – Smooth skating defenseman with a ton of physicality, Morin can play tough defensive minutes and also add some toughness with a willingness to drop the minutes. At this point in time, Morin’s offensive upside is unknown but he does move the puck well and owns a good point shot. In 46 games for Rimouski, Morin posted 16 points and 116 penalty minutes. Brendan Ross



Fantasy Outlook: C


Morin is a stud defensive defenseman but his physicality and edginess add value for leagues that reward penalty minutes.






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