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Brenden Morrow
Brenden Morrow
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team Dallas Stars
Born January 16 1979 (1979-01-16) (age 37),
Carlyle, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1997
Dallas Stars
Pro Career 1999 – present


Brenden Morrow (born January 16, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Morrow played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Portland Winter Hawks. During his junior career, he helped Portland win the Memorial Cup during the 1997–98 season. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round (25th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Morrow has represented Canada internationally at a number of different events. He won a silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships. He has represented Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships four times, winning a gold medal in 2004 and a silver medal in 2005. He also played for Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, which Canada won. Morrow was named to Canada's team for the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he scored 2 goals and added an assist in the tournament as Canada won the gold medal.

Hockey careerEdit

MinorEdit

Morrow played minor hockey in his hometown of Carlyle, Saskatchewan and in the nearby community of Estevan.[1] Despite putting up impressive numbers in his final year of bantam hockey (117 goals, 72 assists in 60 games),[2] Morrow was not selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, and instead walked-on with the Portland Winter Hawks.[3]

JuniorEdit

Morrow spent his entire junior career with the Portland Winter Hawks. In his rookie WHL season, Morrow played in 65 games and recorded 25 points (13 goals and 12 assists).[2] Later in his junior career, Morrow contributed more offensively and in his final 3 seasons in the WHL, he scored 88, 86 and 85 points respectively. After the 1996–97 WHL Season, Morrow was selected by the Dallas Stars in the first round (25th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.[1][2] During the 1997–98 WHL Season, Morrow helped the Winter Hawks capture the Memorial Cup.[2][4] During the Memorial Cup tournament, Morrow scored one goal and added two assists in four games.[2] Morrow represented the Western Conference in the WHL's All-Star classic three times (1997, 1998, 1999).[5] After the 1998–99 season, Morrow was named to the WHL's Western Conference First All-Star Team and also to the CHL Third All-Star Team.[6]

ProfessionalEdit

Morrow started his professional career in 1999. He split the 1999–2000 season between the NHL's Dallas Stars and the Michigan K-Wings of the International Hockey League.[2] He played his first game with the Stars on November 18, 1999 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and recorded his first points (a goal and an assist) on November 22, 1999 against the Colorado Avalanche.[1] After this season, Morrow was named the team's Rookie of the Year.[7]

After his rookie campaign with the Stars, Morrow became a fixture in the Dallas lineup, playing at least 70 games in each season until 2006–07, when he missed 33 games after suffering severed tendons in his wrist.[5] He bounced back with a strong 2007–08 season, where he played in all 82 games, but a knee injury (ACL tear) limited him to just 18 games in the 2008–09 season.[8] He has often played through injuries including returning to the ice with a broken bone in his ankle during the 1999–2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs.[9]

Morrow played in the NHL YoungStars game at the 2002 NHL All-Star Game which was held in Los Angeles, California, where he scored a goal and added an assist.[5] During the 2001–02 NHL season, he recorded his 100th career NHL point against the San Jose Sharks.[8] He recorded his 300th career NHL point against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2006–07 NHL season.[8]

During the NHL lockout of 2004–05, Morrow signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central Hockey League and played in 19 games.[5]

Prior to the 2006–07 NHL season, Morrow was named the captain of the Stars, after the team asked incumbent captain Mike Modano to step down from the position. The Stars wanted to reward Morrow for his commitment to the team, after he bypassed free agency to sign a long-term (6 year) contract with the team.[10] The Stars also felt the need to shift some leadership responsibilities to younger members of the team.[10] Morrow's teammates and coaches greatly admire his dedication to the team, and believe he is an ideal choice to fill the role.[9]

Heading into the 2009–10 NHL season, Morrow ranked 14th on the all-time scoring list for the Stars' franchise.[8] He has a knack for scoring big goals, as evidenced by his scoring 3 of the team's last 4 overtime winning goals in the playoffs.[8]

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 1999 Winnipeg Ice hockey
World Cup
Gold 2004 World Cup of Hockey Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2004 Czech Republic Ice hockey
Silver 2005 Austria Ice hockey
Olympic Winter Games
Gold 2010 Vancouver Ice hockey

Morrow's first international experience with Hockey Canada was at the 1995 World U17 Hockey Challenge in Moncton, New Brunswick, where he played for Team West and finished 4th.[1] He was selected to Canada's team at the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, which were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1] During the tournament, Morrow scored 1 goal and recorded 7 assists in 7 games.[2] During this tournament, Morrow set a Canadian World Junior record, with 5 assists in a game against Kazakhstan.[11] Canada finished the tournament with the silver medal after losing to Russia in overtime during the gold medal game.[1][2]

Morrow has also represented Canada at the senior men's level, playing in the World Championships four times (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005) after his NHL season was over.[1] In these four tournaments, he did not score a goal for Canada, but chipped in with 5 assists.[2] In 2004, Morrow helped Canada to a gold medal and in 2005 they captured the silver medal.[1] Morrow played in a single game for Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, where Canada captured the championship.[1]

Morrow was invited to Canada's summer evaluation camp prior to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but was not selected for the final squad.[12] In August 2009, Morrow participated in Hockey Canada's summer orientation camp prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.[12] After a strong start to the 2009–10 NHL season, Morrow was selected as a member of Canada's Olympic Men's Hockey Team.[13] Morrow was selected to the team to provide toughness and grit.[14] As the tournament progressed, Morrow found himself playing a larger role on a physical line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.[15] Morrow finished the tournament with 2 goals and an assist,[16] as Canada captured the gold medal with an overtime victory against the United States.[17]

PersonalEdit

Morrow is the son-in-law of former Montreal Canadiens coach and former Dallas Stars teammate Guy Carbonneau, having married Carbonneau's daughter Anne-Marie on 20 July 2002.[18] They have three children, a daughter, Bryelle, and twins; son Brody, and daughter Mallory, born May 11, 2008.[19][20]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 13 12 25 61 7 0 0 0 8
1996–97 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 39 49 88 178 6 2 1 3 4
1997–98 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 68 34 52 86 184 16 10 8 18 65
1998–99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 61 41 44 85 248 4 0 4 4 18
1999–00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 9 2 0 2 18
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 64 14 19 33 81 21 2 4 6 22
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 82 20 24 44 128 10 0 3 3 12
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 72 17 18 35 109
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 71 21 22 43 134 12 3 5 8 16
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 81 25 24 49 121 5 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 19 8 14 22 31
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 81 23 42 65 183 5 1 5 6 6
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 40 16 15 31 33 7 2 1 3 18
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 82 32 42 74 105 18 9 6 15 22
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 18 5 10 15 49
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 76 20 26 46 69
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 82 33 23 56 76
NHL totals 749 226 265 491 1088 78 17 25 42 100

International playEdit

International statistics

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC 7 1 7 8 4
2001 Canada WC 1 0 0 0 0
2002 Canada WC 7 0 1 1 2
2004 Canada WC 9 0 3 3 12
2004 Canada WCH 1 0 0 0 4
2005 Canada WC 9 0 1 1 6
2010 Canada OG 7 2 1 3 2

On December 30, 2009, Morrow was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. [21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 PLAYER PROFILE - Brenden Morrow. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Legends of Hockey - Brenden Morrow. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  3. Wigge, Larry (2009-02-18). Morrow's courage, drive make him perfect captain. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-04-18.
  4. Team Canada - Brenden Morrow. CTV. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Brenden Morrow Dallas Stars. Dallas Stars. Retrieved on 2010-04-20.
  6. Brenden Morrow. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  7. Dallas Stars Team Award Winners. Dallas Stars. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Dallas Stars 2009–10 Media Guide. Dallas Stars. Retrieved on 2010-04-20.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Wigge, Larry (2009-02-18). Morrow's courage, drive make him perfect captain. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-04-20.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Heika, Mike (2006-09-26). Stars' Morrow earns a 'C'. The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 2010-04-20.
  11. 2010 National Junior team Media Guide (pdf). Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Bonanno, Rocky (2009-07-02). Olympic Countdown: Maple Leaf maybes. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  13. Crosby, Brodeur highlight Canadian Olympic roster announcement. Canada.com (2009-12-31). Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  14. Macintyre, Iain (2010-02-26). Olympic hockey: Brenden Morrow's having the tournament of his life. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  15. Morrow proving his worth at games. ESPN.com (2010-02-27). Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  16. Team Canada Stats. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  17. TEAM CANADA CAPS GOLDEN GAMES WITH A THRILLING OVERTIME WIN OVER THE UNITED STATES. Hockey Canada (2010-02-28). Retrieved on 2010-04-19.
  18. Carbonneau/Morrow Wedding Accessed 9 March 2009
  19. Ribeiro, Osgood fined for Game 2 tit-for-tat
  20. http://stars.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=64792
  21. Canadian Olympic Hockey Team: 2010 Roster Released. Huntington Post. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Ric Jackman
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Steve Ott
Preceded by
Mike Modano
Dallas Stars captain
2006 – present
Incumbent


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