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Kenney Morrison

11 November 2014 - 08:36 AM

Morrison is a 22 year old free agent defenseman out of Western Michigan, originally from Lloydminster, Alberta. He's 6'2", 205 lbs, shoots right, has a cannon of a shot from the blueline, and is an incredible skater. He's a solid two-way defenseman but his biggest asset is his offensive game and he's a huge threat on the power-play. All signs point to this guy being a stud, and the perfect fit for the Wings, but it looks like the Oilers may be the frontrunners right now, being only a couple hours away from his hometown.

 

He played with DeKeyser a couple years ago at WMU, maybe he can lure him in. I know we have a ton of capable defensemen in Grand Rapids but I don't think any other than Ouellet are as polished as Morrison. The guy in our system that resembles him the most is Sproul and he's certainly not ready yet.

 

I hope Kenny makes some phone calls on Kenney. You can never have too many assets. If he is the real deal and he can walk on as DeKeyser did 2 years ago, we then have some assets that we could turn around and trade. Maybe Ouellet can be packaged in a trade to get a top 6 winger...


Joe Hicketts

24 October 2014 - 03:24 PM

I just wanted to show a little appreciation for Joe Hicketts, who we signed as a free agent last month (September 24th). He is extremely undersized at 5'8" 185lbs. so he may never make it to the NHL and he may be another Adam Almquist, very smart player, but can't put it all together because of a lack of stature...

 

Anyway, he is currently playing his third season in the WHL for the Victoria Royals and is second in points for defenseman with 15 (4-11) points in his first 11 games.

 

Also, an interested article...

 

http://www.hockeysfu...lock-nhl-dream/