Samuel Morin

Philadelphia Flyers
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Fantasy Summary

Morin is a stud defensive defenseman. His physicality and edginess add value for leagues that reward penalty minutes.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.8
NHL Certainty 9.9
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 12, 1995
Height 6‘6”
Weight 227 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 1; Overall: 11

Observations

March 2019 – While he remains with the Flyers at this time, Sam Morin has yet to make his NHL debut. It is not surprising as not only is the team still vying for a playoff spot, they are understandably easing him into the rotation as he is coming off a torn ACL. The rise of Travis Sanheim doesn’t help his chances of moving up the depth chart either. That being said, shutdown defensemen such as Morin would be welcomed additions in any NHL franchise’s pipeline. Keep Morin in mind if you need peripheral value in later rounds of a deep league next season. Edric Joseph

July 2018 – Sam Morin recently underwent knee surgery and while it was successful, he is not expected to rejoin the team until 2019. His potential as a defensive savant is still there however injuries continue to pose as obstacles in his development. The Flyers faithful still see their next defensive savante and understandbly so, as he has all the tools to be a top-four fixture for the Flyers barring further medical setbacks. Edric Joseph

December 2017 – Samuel Morin is back in the AHL after a two game stint with the Flyers and it appears he is back with a score to settle. Through 12 games he has contributed six points and continues to throw the body to the extent that he can. Don’t hold your breath if you are counting to see this offensive presence at the next level, however he stands to eventually be a very nice Braydon Coburn replacement that the Flyers have been missing for quite some time. Edric Joseph

November 2017 – There is a distinct possibility that Samuel Morin returns to the Phantoms lineup in mid-November. He has been out since late-October due to undisclosed health problems. Timing could not have been worse as he was penciled in to replace Gostisbehere in the Flyer lineup when the incident occurred. Edric Joseph

May 2017 – Morin recently underwent surgery on both wrists. It is not expected to keep him out of the lineup on opening night for the Flyers. He will make for a sneaky play for PIMs and hits in short order. Edric Joseph

April 2017 – After much anticipation, Samuel Morin made his NHL debut Tuesday April 4th against the New Jersey Devils. Coach Hakstol didn’t hold back with his deployment as Morin saw 17:47 in ice-time. Before long, he was returned to LeHigh Valley however he will be one of the first to be considered if the Flyers need to make a call-up in the near future. Edric Joseph

February 2017 – Sam Morin remains hell on wheels for the Adirondack Phantoms. His continued truculence is particularly impressive when one considers how he’s only missed one game so far between 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 so far. We would say he can make a sneaky play in due course for PIMs but there’s nothing sneaky or discrete about how he asserts himself on the ice. Edric Joseph

April 2016 – Morin enjoyed a successful first campaign as a pro playing with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He posted 19 points through 76 games, while the hulking blueliner also accumulated 118 penalty minutes. Morin was recognized for his strong play this season when he was recalled by the Flyers for their playoff run as added depth now that the roster limits can be exceeded, providing him added exposure to experience life in the NHL. Lee Rayson

February 2015 – The QMJHL has suspended Morin for two games after an unnecessary check from behind on Saint John’s Samuel Dove-McFalls. The hulking blueliner has been suspended before and continues to draw comparisons to NHL alum Chris Pronger. Of all the Flyers defensive prospects, Morin has the best chance to break camp with the NHL club out of training camp in 2015-16 as he almost did this season. He has managed 23 points and a plus-11 rating in 25 games for Rimouski, where he has also missed time due to a broken jaw towards the end of 2014. Morin is no stranger to success as he was a member of the gold medal Canadian team at the World Junior Championship and the Flyers hope that sooner rather than later he will help to add additional hardware to the collection. Zach Hopkins

October 2014 – Morin broke his jaw after taking a puck to the face in a game against Quebec. He is expected to miss up to 4-5 weeks Zach Hopkins

October 2014 – Morin was returned to Rimouski of the QMJHL after the Flyers brass decided against a nine-game trial. He returns to an Oceanic team that sits in first place and will further benefit from the hulking blue-liner continuing to hone his skills during his last year of eligibility. Expect Morin to be a force at the WJC as well. Zach Hopkins

November 2013 – Morin was named to the QMJHL roster for the upcoming 2013 Subway Super Series. It’s an annual six game tournament held between a hand picked team of Russian Junior players and three all star teams representing the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL. He currently has two goals and four assists in 10 games with Rimouski. Jenn Lardani

September 2013 – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed first round draft pick Samuel Morin to a three-year entry level contract. The 6’6” defenseman earned a point with a perfect pass in an exhibition game on September 16, 2013. Jenn Lardani

July 2013 – Taken 11th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Rimouski Oceanic defenseman Samuel Morin certainly fits the description of what the Philadelphia Flyers are looking for – a big reliable defenseman.  The loss of Chris Pronger on the Flyers’ blue line was substantial and Philadelphia is hoping that eventually Samuel Morin can being similar intangibles to their line-up. Morin is already known for matching up against opponent’s top players and eating up big minutes in all types of situations. He’s probably not going to impress with his offensive output but he gets the puck up ice efficiently and he also has a huge slap shot from the point. Morin is going to get every opportunity with the Flyers to become a top four defenseman. He would benefit greatly from a few years in the AHL as it would be unwise for the Flyers to rush this player because they desperately need him to pan out. Nathan Martin

June 2013 – The Philadelphia Flyers selected Samuel Morin with the 11th overall selection of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

June 2013 – Smooth skating defenseman with a ton of physicality, Morin can play tough defensive minutes and also add some toughness with a willingness to drop the minutes. At this point in time, Morin’s offensive upside is unknown but he does move the puck well and owns a good point shot. In 46 games for Rimouski, Morin posted 16 points and 116 penalty minutes. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Lévis Chevaliers QMAAA 36 0 12 12 40 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 12 
  Team Québec CWG 6 0 1 1 14 |          
 2011-2012 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 62 0 8 8 57 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1
  Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 6 |          
 2012-2013 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 46 4 12 16 117 | Playoffs 6 1 6 7 16 
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 6 |          
 2013-2014 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 54 7 24 31 121 | Playoffs 11 4 4 8 30 
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 4 |          
 2014-2015 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 38 5 27 32 68 | Playoffs 19 1 10 11 28 
  Rimouski Océanic M-Cup 4 1 0 1 7 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 6 |          
 2015-2016 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 76 4 15 19 118 |          
 2016-2017 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 74 3 13 16 129 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
 2017-2018 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 4 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 15 1 6 7 26 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 4 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 2 0 0 0 5 |          
 2019-2020 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          

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