Brendan Morrison
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 181 pounds
Born: 8.15.75 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Vancouver Canucks with Denis Pederson for Alexander Mogilny, 3.14.00
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
11
5
4
9
3
0
19
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
1998-99
NJ
76
13
33
46
-4
18
111
5
15
20
0
1
1
2
1999-2000
NJ
44
5
21
26
8
8
79
2
7
9
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
131
23
58
81
7
26
209
7
23
30
0
1
1
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Expectations were high for Morrison when he joined the Devils. He after being drafted, he went on to star at the
University of Michigan, and had won the Hobey Baker Award in his senior year.

The success continued when he played for the Albany River Rats, earning AHL All-Rookie Team honors. He also got to
see 11 games with New Jersey that year.

He would stay with the Devils for good the following season and finished fifth in the voting for the Calder Trophy. He
would evolve into an outstanding two-way player for the Devils.

The rise of Scott Gomez the following season ultimately left him open to be moved, and he would be at the trade
deadline to bring in Alexander Mogilny. He would have a great career with the Canucks as his defensive play remained
solid and his offensive production rose while centering Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi.

He had also not missed a game for the Canucks until the 07-08 season, when a wrist injury halted the streak at 542
games, which actually started while still playing with the Devils. (8 games there.) An ACL tear also hampered him that
season.

He ended up signing with the Anaheim Ducks during the offseason, but he was not doing good there. He would be
waived and claimed by the Dallas Stars around the trade deadline. He would later play with Washington, Calgary, and
Chicago, where he would retire in 2012.

He was still living in Calgary at the time, so he settled in on a permanent basis, having gotten into commercial real
estate and starting an oil and gas supply company. He had also starred on a fishing show for Wild TV alongside
former CFL offensive lineman Chris Burns.

But with the scouting of Morrison during his Michigan days, Lou Lamoriello also discovered another Michigan player
that became an integral part of the Devils: John Madden.
Entry Draft: 1993 Second Round Pick (39th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
3
0
1
1
-1
0
4
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1998-99
NJ
7
0
2
2
-1
0
10
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
10
0
3
3
-2
0
14
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise