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Brendan Morrison
Brendan Morrison
Center
Number: 9
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 176
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 15, 1975
Birthplace: Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 10, 2009
Drafted: NJD / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (39th overall)
A six-time 50-point scorer, including four 20-goal seasons … Played 542 consecutive NHL games from 2000-07.

2008-09

Split the season between ANA and DAL, appearing in 81 games … Totaled 31 points (16g-15a) and a +3 rating … Posted three three-game scoring streaks …Recorded six points (1g-5a) in eight games against Southeast Division teams …Played his 700th career game 12/3 at CHI … Had back-to-back two-goal games on 12/23 at CGY and 12/27 at DAL … Finished December with six goals in 13 games… Was claimed by DAL off waivers on 3/4 … His goal 3/24 vs. VAN was the 500th point of his career … Recorded five points (3g-2a) in a three-game stretch from 3/28—3/31 … Scored twice 3/31 at LA, both on the PP with one standing up as the GWG … Enjoyed his best month of the season in March, with nine points (6g-3a) in 15 games.

Career

2007-08: Appeared in his 10th NHL season, his eighth with VAN … Was limited to 39 games due to knee and wrist injuries … Had five multiple-point games, including three multi-assist contests … Posted his 300th career assist 10/6 at CGY… Tallied his second goal in as many games while skating a season-high 19:42 at CGY (11/8) … Scored his first of three GWGs 11/25 vs. CHI … Notched the GWG and one assist on 12/5 at CHI … His league-leading consecutive games played streak ended at 542 games due to a wrist injury, 12/12 at LA … Missed 38 games from 12/12—3/8 due to the injury … Posted a season-high three points (1g-2a), including the GWG, on 3/15 at DAL. 2006-07: Played his sixth consecutive 82-game season with VAN … Pushed his consecutive games played streak to 512, the NHL’s longest active streak at the end of the 2006-07 regular season … Finished fourth on the team in goals (20), assists (31) and points (51) … Became the third-highest-scoring center in VAN history with 367 points … Recorded his 400th NHL career point with
an assist on 10/13 vs. SJ … Played in his 600th career game on 1/18 at OTT … Set a franchise record by playing his 483rd consecutive game on 2/22 at LA … Scored his 20th goal, giving him four career 20-goal seasons, on 3/31 vs. CGY … Collected four points (1g-3a) in 12 playoff games. 2005-06: Played his fifth straight 82-game season with VAN … Led all VAN forwards in TOI (19:30) and takeaways (58); ranked second on the team in GWG (5) … Finished fifth on the team in goals (19), assists (37) and points (56) … Recorded a season-high five-game point streak (5a) from 11/16—11/24 … Matched that streak with points in five straight games (1g-8a) from 12/15—12/23, including a career-best four assists on 12/23 vs. CGY … Had a goal and assist in his 400th consecutive game, 1/16 at PIT. 2004-05: Played 45 games with Linkopings in the Swedish Elite League, where he was a teammate of Mike Knuble … Ranked second on the team in goals (16), assists (28) and points (44) … Finished sixth in the league in scoring. 2003-04: Played all 82 games for
the fourth consecutive season … Finished tied for second in team scoring with 60 points (22g-38a) and had a +16 rating … Posted a career-high nine-game point streak (5g-6a) from 10/18—11/5 … Appeared in his 400th career NHL game, 10/31 at PHX … Recorded his first career hat trick and his 100th NHL goal, 11/29 at CGY… Concluded the regular season on a five-game point streak (2g-6a), 3/27—4/3 …Appeared in seven WCQF games vs. CGY, recording five points (2g-3a). 2002-03: Established career highs in goals (25), assists (46) and points (71), each good for third on the team … Averaged a career-best 21:13 TOI … Matched his career best with a +18 rating … Second on the team with 8 GWG … Had points in a season-high seven consecutive games (4g-8a), 11/9—11/25 … Was named NHL Player of the Week for the week ending 2/23 after recording eight points (3g-5a) in four games … Had back-to-back four-point games 2/23 vs. CBJ and 2/25 vs. ATL (3g-5a) … Set playoff career highs in goals (4), assists (7), points (11) and games (14). 2001-02: Appeared in all 82 regular season games … Finished third on VAN in goals (23), assists (44) and points (67) … Fired a career-high 183 shots on goal … Established a career high with a +18 rating … Registered a seven-game point streak from 3/10—3/21 (3g-8a). 2000-01: Played all 82 games for the first time in his career … Finished fourth on the team with 54 points (16g-38a), his first 50-point season … Recorded a career high in points and assists (4) on 12/16 vs. CBJ …Posted the first two-goal game of his career and added one assist 2/17 at EDM …Made his VAN playoff debut, posting three points (1g-2a) in four games. 1999-00: Began the season in Europe before splitting the NHL campaign with NJ and VAN …Totaled 35 points (7g-28a) in 56 games, including nine points (2g-7a) in 12 games with VAN … Had two points (1g-1a) in his VAN debut, 3/16 vs. BUF. 1998-99: Finished second among NHL rookies with 33 assists and 46 points in 76 games with NJ … Tied for sixth among rookies with 13 goals … Tied for sixth in scoring for NJ. 1997-98: Made his NHL debut with NJ on 12/4 at PIT and became sixth Devil to record a goal in his first NHL appearance … Had a six-game point streak with NJ from 4/3—4/15 (4g-4a) … Posted one assist in his first three career NHL playoff games … Led the Albany River Rats and was tied for eighth in the AHL with 84 points (35g-49a) … Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team … Set a franchise record with five goals in a game 4/1 vs. Hartford … Averaged nearly a point per game in eight AHL playoff outings (3g-4a).

College Career
One of the most decorated college players in history for the University of Michigan (CCHA) … A three-time Hobey Baker Award finalist, three-time first-team All-American and the CCHA’s only two-time Player of the Year … Led the nation in scoring three years in a row … The school’s all-time leader in points (284) and
assists (182). 1996-97: Led the nation in assists (57) and points (88) while scoring a career-best 31 goals in 43 games. 1995-96: Led team to the NCAA title, earning NCAA Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team honors … Led the nation with 72 points (28g-44a) in 35 games … Scored the OT goal in the national championship game vs. Colorado College. 1994-95: Led the nation in points (76) and assists (53) in 39 games. 1993-94: Named CCHA Rookie of the Year after posting 48 points (20g-28a) in 38 games … Finished fourth on the team in scoring.

International

Has represented Canada three times at the World Championships (2000, 2004, 2005). 2005: Scored four goals in nine games at the World Championship to finish third among Canadians in goals … Won a silver medal. 2004: Won a gold medal at the World Championship … Shared the team lead in assists (6) and was tied for third in points (7) in nine games … Tied for second in the tournament in assists.
2000: Had four points (1g-3a) in seven games in his World Championship debut.

Transactions
Selected by New Jersey in the second round, 39th overall, in the 1993 Entry Draft… Traded to Vancouver with Denis Pederson for Alexander Mogilny, March 14, 2000 … Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 8, 2008 … Claimed off waivers by Dallas, March 4, 2009 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 10, 2009.

Personal
Enjoys fishing and boating in the offseason … Winning the 1996 NCAA championship is his top hockey memory … Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball.
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