Kenney Morrison

Unrestricted Free Agent

Fantasy Summary

Depth AHL dman.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 17, 1992
Height 6‘3”
Weight 210 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2017 – As expected, he was not given a qualifying offer from Calgary. – Joel Henderson

 

May 2017 – There were moments this season due to various reasons where Morrison appeared to hit a bit of a stride confidence wise in Stockton due to more minutes. However, his minutes were slowly given to other prospects and eventually was a healthy scratch near the end of the season on multiple occasions. If given the offensive minutes, I’m confident that Morrison would put up respectable numbers but it’s clear that Heat don’t feel his defensive game deserves them. At his age, the fact that he hasn’t battled his way into the top pairing is troubling. As far as fantasy hockey is concerned, he should be off your radar entirely. Don’t expect this RFA to be resigned. – Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2016 – Training camp was good to Mr. Morrison. He surprised quite a few when a large amount of solid NHL prospect cuts were made and sent to Stockton and he remained for an extra day. It took a while, but his pro game grew throughout the final half of last season, creating confidence and better puck decisions when driving the play. He was sent down to Stockton Oct 4th, and will begin the season with the Heat. – Joel Henderson

 

Jan 2016 – Kenney only dressed for five of eleven games in Dec. While others are getting consistent time, he’s managed one assist in five contests. He is still in his first year of a two-year ELC. He has all the tools for success but yet to pass others on the depth. Should be very concerning. – Joel Henderson

 

November 2015 – There is not much to say about Kenney Morrison. That is not great. After coming in with hype and promise, it has to make you wonder how he feels about only playing in two games. However, last game he was a minus-three with four shots on goal. – Joel Henderson

 

April 2015 – Highly sought after free agent prospect made his decision to sign a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames recently. As a 20-year-old, he led all Western Michigan defensemen in points with 20 in 38 games in 2012/13, outscoring his blue-line partner Danny Dekeyser (DET). Kenney attended development camps with the Kings(2014) and Oilers(2013) over the past two off seasons but opted to return to Western Michigan after being wooed by multiple NHL clubs. He continued to put up respectable numbers while developing his play in his own end by posting 19 points in 40 games in 2013/14 and 15 points in 37 games on a struggling team this past season. After signing his ATO, he joined the Adirondack Flames for 10 games hoping to help them on their playoff push. Partnered mostly with Dustin Stevenson, he managed to tally two goals and six points in 10 games including a three-point night in his professional debut.

 

Morrison is an outstanding skater, with great hands and a powerhouse slap shot from the point. After being known as an offensive-minded blue-liner with an NHL ready shot, he has continued to use his speed, acceleration and good edge work to turn himself into more of a two-way player. His mobility allows him to jump into the rush without sacrificing his defensive responsibilities. There are always adjustments from college to the pro level but he is joining a Calgary prospect system that desperately needs big (6-3, 210), mobile, right-handed defenders. There should be a push from other notable prospects (Wotherspoon, Ramage-RFA) for an NHL spot to start the 2015/16 campaign but don’t be surprised if Morrison grabs a job out of training camp. He is joining a Calgary system that allows mobile d-men to thrive under Hartley. Joel Henderson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA AMHL 34 0 7 7 14 |          
 2009-2010 Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA AMHL 35 7 18 25 52 | Playoffs 10 2 7 9 10 
  Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL 1 0 0 0 2 |          
 2010-2011 Alberni Valley Bulldogs BCHL 55 8 27 35 26 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
 2011-2012 Omaha Lancers USHL 57 15 19 34 44 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2012-2013 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 38 7 13 20 32 |          
 2013-2014 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 40 4 15 19 83 |          
 2014-2015 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 37 5 10 15 36 |          
  Adirondack Flames AHL 10 2 4 6 4 |          
 2015-2016 Stockton Heat AHL 44 3 10 13 30 |          
 2016-2017 Stockton Heat AHL 51 4 8 12 36 |          
 2017-2018 Chicago Wolves AHL 10 0 3 3 8 |          
  Quad City Mallards ECHL 8 2 1 3 4 |          
  Storhamar Norway 5 0 3 3 2 | Playoffs 14 0 2 2 41 
 2018-2019 HK Nitra Slovakia 54 7 17 24 74 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4 22 

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