Joe Morrow

Mike Drover

2016-07-16

Morrow

Joe Morrow, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 206

Born: 1992-12-09

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB,Canada

Drafted: 2011 by Pittsburgh, 23rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2016 – Morrow signed a one-year, one-way contract with Boston. The one-way contract suggests Morrow will see significant time in the NHL this season, however, it also isn't exactly a bid of confidence for the young defender. Morrow had the worst possession numbers on the Bruins' blueline last season albeit in a rather small sample size. Michael Drover

June 2016 – Last season Joe Morrow had his first extended look at NHL time, and as expected, the offence was not yet there. Registering just one goal and six assists over 33 games played, Morrow still has a long road ahead of him before he becomes a go-to guy on the Boston powerplay. Still, Joe has a strong skill-set and has the strength and size required to be a successful NHL defenseman. Morrow is a smooth skater with a decent shot and above average playmaking abilities who projects as a top 4 defensemen on the team in the near future. 

The Bruins are not a team which is brimming with defence. An aging Chara, buy-out candidate Seidenberg, RFA Krug and UFA John-Michael Liles all played their parts in ensuring that Morrow only received 33 games last season. Shown consistent playing time in 2016-2017, Morrow should be able to reach 20-25 points for the first time in his NHL career. He's worth keeping an eye on, particularly if an injury to Chara or Krug allows him to see significant powerplay time. The Bruins off-season moves will play a significant factor in Morrow's success. Morrow speculators should keep a keen eye on Boston's free agency moves, the status of Seidenberg and Liles, and the health of Chara. Early in the 2016-2017 season a step forward for Morrow would be an increase in his ATOI of just 15:54 last year to go along with a paltry 0:54 per game on the powerplay. Michael Drover

September 2015 – Now 22, this may be the year that Morrow becomes a full-time NHLer with the Bruins. Claude Julien has said that that Morrow could earn a top-six spot in training camp – we wouldn't bet against him. Don't expect him to be a big scorer right away, but Morrow has talent and should grow into an offensive role.  Michael Boeckler

November 2014 – In his 12th game of the season with the Bruins, Joe Morrow scored his first career NHL goal and point versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. Morrow logged just over 15 minutes of ice time and finish