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Mike Morris
Position Forward
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
San Jose Sharks
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born July 14 1983 (1983-07-14) (age 33),
Braintree, MA, USA
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2002
San Jose Sharks
Pro Career 2007 – 2009

Mike Morris (born July 14, 1983) was an American professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted in the first round, twenty-seventh overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Mike was a star player at national prep hockey powerhouse St. Sebastian’s, Needham, MA where he played and won the ISL Championship and the New England Prep school championship. In 2002–03, this school produced, (4) NHL draft picks, in one class, the most ever from a single secondary school. Overlooked because of his size by many of the top college programs, Mike stayed local to play in Hockey East on a full scholarship to Northeastern University in Boston where he played forward.

He completed his junior year 04–05 at Northeastern University and opted to sit out his senior season 05–06, after suffering a major concussion toward the end of the 04-05 season, he received a medical NCAA waiver in the summer of 2005 taking 9 months off under the medical red shirt exclusion, He returned as co-captain for the 06–07 season.

He played in only 20 games in his senior year yet was always a legitimate offensive threat on the ice. Despite this he wound up 3rd on the team in pts 7–11–18.

He spent the 07–08 campaign playing for the Worcester Sharks (AHL) where he played in 9 1–1–2) games. He played in another 17 games for the Sharks in 08-09 season going (5-6-11).

He was released from the Sharks at the end of that season having been forced out of Hockey with "PCD". Post Concussive Disorder. The cumulative effect of these injuries made mediocre what would have likely been a terrific college career and certainly drastically shortened a pro and perhaps NHL dream.

He remains the only first round NHL draft pick ever to attend Northeastern.

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Preceded by
Marcel Goc
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Milan Michalek


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