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    Rangers Draft [C] Brad Morrison 4th Rd (113th) Pick



    Name: Brad Morrison
    Position: C
    Shoots: Left
    Current Team: Prince George Cougars (WHL)

    Hockey's Future Profile: N/A

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=199394

    A clever, dexterous forward who plays with jump and jam. Possesses the speed and cunning to create separation, and has the individual skills and puckhandling ability to make the best use of any time and space earned. Works hard in the corners, but can get rubbed out when not careful. All-in-all, a speedy, skilled forward who can carry and direct plays with ease.
    http://thehockeywriters.com/5-unders...the-nhl-draft/

    At 5′ 11″ this centerman for the Prince George Cougars would not ordinarily be classed as undersized. The issue with Morrison is his weight: he’s around 160 lbs. As you might expect he’s a fantastic skater who has explosive speed, and he can produce on the scoresheet, registering 23-26-49 points in 67 WHL games this past season.

    http://whl-from-above.blogspot.ca/20...nhl-draft.html

    Brad Morrison is a speedy and dynamic forward for the Prince George Cougars…is most definitely one of the fastest pure skaters from the WHL in this year’s NHL draft class…regularly catches defenders on their heels and flat-footed due to his quick bursts to the outside…has extremely good acceleration and can get up to top speed in only a few strides…looks light on his skates while he flies around, having the ability to change directions and make defenders miss…skates with a slightly hunched stance, making him look much smaller than he’s listed…despite his lack of size and weight he doesn’t back down…plays an aggressive style of offensive game and excels in traffic, going to the crease and to tough areas…receives the puck well and has purely skilled hands…shoots the puck well…wrister is hard and accurate…does a good job getting shots away despite traffic and sticks…can shoot in stride…often follows his shot to the net, looking for rebounds…has good hand-eye co-ordination on deflections and for knocking elevated passes out of mid-air…an extremely smart offensive player who is dangerous off the rush and off the cycle due to his ability to take advantage of holes in a defence…does suffer a bit from tunnel vision at times, failing to use his linemates as well as he could…seemed to be a bit selfish at times when the puck was on his stick and I think making that one extra pass might do wonders for his game and give him another element of offensive punch…owns a relentless motor off the puck…attacks in situations when he doesn’t have the puck…isn’t a super strong defensive player but he isn’t simply running around chasing the play…his good hands and quick stick help him defensively, making up for his lack of mass…while he may not have a boatload of defensive value to his game currently, his speed and work ethic could make him a decent two-way forward and penalty killer in certain situations if he really works at that part of his game over the next 3-4+ years
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    HockeyDB.com Page: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=161932
    Team Player Page: http://pgcougars.com/roster/bio/210295

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    I hope he develops more in line with a David Desharnais/Brendan Gallagher than a Michael St. Croix. Gotta get more mass on that frame, but there's time for that.

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    Interview with Blueshirts United

    http://www.blueshirtsunited.com/arti...-brad-morrison

    He's a player who capitalizes on opportunities right around the blue paint.

    "I'm one of those guys that if I'm going to score a goal, it's going to be around the net," he said. "I've got quick hands in front of the net and a good life on my shot up close. I can make plays and I like using my skating to my advantage.
    Despite standing 6-foot, Morrison weighs in at 160 pounds. But don't expect him to be a player who shies away from the physicality. Throughout Thursday's scrimmage sessions, Morrison threw his body around in pursuit of the puck. He didn't back down when matched up against fellow Rangers prospect Troy Donnay, who stands 6-foot-7, 205 pounds.
    "...I think think to get into those areas in front of the net and the corners, you can't be one of those guys that's afraid to be there. I think a lot of success can come from being that type of player."

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    Off to a hot start. 15 points in 12 games


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash or Czech? View Post
    Off to a hot start. 15 points in 12 games


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    Nice update, thanks Ca$h
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash or Czech? View Post
    I hope he develops more in line with a David Desharnais/Brendan Gallagher than a Michael St. Croix. Gotta get more mass on that frame, but there's time for that.
    If he's 5'11 like they said, then there's ample opportunity for him to beef up.
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    His pace hasn't slowed down much. 7g, 14a in 18 games. Leads the team in assists and points. Prince George is first place in their division as well, with an 8 point advantage over the next closest team. Could mean good things going into next year if Morrison can truly lead a team to a first place finish in the WHL.

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