Hall of Fame: Brendan Morrison (2017)

Brendan Morrison
Brendan Morrison

Brendan Morrison

Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Years Played: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
All-American: 1995, 1996, 1997
National Championships: 1996
Captain: 1997

 

Brendan Morrison, originally from Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, played for the Penticton Panthers prior to entering the University of Michigan.

He played in 155 games during his four years at Michigan, during which he earned 284 points, making him the first on the all-time Michigan hockey points list.  Of his 284 points, 102 were goals (10th all-time) and 182 were assists (1st all-time).  He was the scoring leader on the team during his sophomore (76 points), junior (72 points), and senior (88 points) seasons.  During his senior season (1996-1997), he set the record for most assists in a single season with fifty-seven and earned himself third place on the list of points in a single season with eighty-eight points.  Brendan Morrison is seventh all-time for career power play goals at Michigan.

Brendan Morrison was a two-time winner of the Hal Downes Trophy for the Most Valuable Player (1996, 1997) and a three-time winner of the Doc Losh Trophy for Scoring Leader (1995, 1996, 1997).  He was the on the All-CCHA Rookie Team during his freshman year and was named the CCHA Rookie of the Year.  He was named to the All-CCHA First Team in 1995, 1996, and 1997; during the 1996 and 1997 seasons he was also named CCHA Player of the Year.  In 1997, he was named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team.  He was named an All-American 1995, 1996, and 1997.  In 1996, he scored the National Championship-winning goal against Colorado College in overtime resulting in his being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team, as well as being the Championship Most Valuable Player.  At the end of his senior year, Brendan Morrison was awarded the Hobey Baker Award, making him the first Michigan hockey player to receive the award.

After leaving Michigan, Brendan Morrison played professional hockey from 1997 to 2012, both in the National Hockey League and internationally.  During his time in the National Hockey League, he played for the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, and Chicago Blackhawks.

 

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