Jonathan Morris
Center
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 5.6.66 Lowell, Massachusetts
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Claimed off waivers by the San Jose Sharks, 3.13.93
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1988-89
NJ
4
0
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1989-90
NJ
20
6
7
13
12
8
17
2
0
2
0
0
0
1
1990-91
NJ
53
9
19
28
9
27
44
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
1991-92
NJ
7
1
2
3
-6
6
5
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
2
0
0
0
-1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
86
16
30
46
14
41
68
4
3
7
0
0
0
2
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Morris was a tall, lanky kid that could be used for any purpose. (The term "utility player" has been used.) After
finishing his career at UMass-Lowell, he was up-and-down between New Jersey and Utica.

In fact, the first season, after those 4 games, he was relegated to Utica, but did not report there. Rather, he went back to
Lowell and completed his degree. He was indeed given a 2-week grace period to report, but when he didn't, the Devils
suspended him indefinitely. During that time off, he didn't play hockey competitively.

He returned to the team for training camp, and this time, when he was sent to Utica, he reported.

He would be suspended again in December, 1991... for the same reason. And again, he didn't play competitively for the
rest of the season.

For 92-93, he joined the IHL's Cincinnati Cyclones, but did not sign a contract. He would resign with the Devils later
that season, though, and this time, reported to Utica.

Finally, he was waived, then his stubbornness became San Jose's problem. Boston would buy his contract, though, and
this time, he actually played near a full season in the AHL. (It helped that Boston's affiliate was in Providence.)

He would finish his career playing in Europe for 2 seasons.

After retirement, he joined the coaching staff at the Hockey Academy in Hudson, New Hampshire. He also took up
coaching youths. He would also later do color commentary for the Vancouver Canucks' radio broadcasts.

Currently, he works for the Unica Corporation, a marketing company.
Entry Draft: 1984 Fifth Round Pick (86th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1989-90
NJ
6
1
3
4
0
23
8
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1990-91
NJ
5
0
4
4
3
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
11
1
7
8
3
25
9
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise