Shattuck St. Mary's School

Fantasy Summary

A mobile, right-shot defender who can control the game in all three zones. He has all of the tools that the modern-day defender needs but concerns because he plays prep are present. If Morrow reaches his potential, there could be something special here.


Observations

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March 2022 – The 19-year-old Morrow is having for UMass of the NCAA. He is second in team scoring in his first year in the league. He is already a big body for a 19-year-old, and has had scouts excited to watch his development since he made noise in Prep school. He is holding his own in the NCAA with 13 goals and 20 assists in 37 games and is worth a stash in deep enough leagues to keep an eye on. Alex Wyatt

 

July 2021 – Morrow was selected in the second round, 40th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

 

February 2021 – Seldom do prep school players deserve attention in the first half of the top round in the NHL Draft but Scott Morrow has a special toolset. His raw tools in combination with his physical frame are among the best in the class. The Shattuck St. Mary’s star has been catching the eye of scouts and analysts alike since last season. Morrow plays with such a cerebral mindset, looking to attack at all times. Rarely allowing the game to come to him, he takes space away defensively with aggressive puck pursuit and tight gaps on the rush. When the puck isn’t on the stick of himself or a teammate, Morrow ensures that it gets there.

His entire game is built upon his skating base. Multi-lateral mobility and the ability to hit the jets with ease allow Morrow to be one of the most mobile players in the 2021 draft class. He understands how to maneuver the ice, cutting down angles and timing runs perfectly. The young defender is consistently pushing the pace of play, predatorily attacking the opposition where they give him room. His passing is pinpoint and he focuses on putting the puck to dangerous areas, via his feet or playmaking, unlike nearly any other defender eligible in 2021.

Morrow does come with his red flags and the fact that he plays at the U.S. high school level is the most prominent. There will be concerns that he will need time to adjust to the next level but his path will lead him to the University of North Dakota next season. The program has been a factory for developing quality NHL talent and the current development grounds of half of the Ottawa Senators prospect pool including Jake Sanderson. Morrow is a long-term play with a two-to-three-year career at NoDak more than likely. The potential of the 6’2″ right-shot defender is quite high, with a reality that he becomes one of the top two or three blueliners from this class. He would certainly be a bit of a gamble in the mid-first round but in a draft like this, it’s a gamble I would take. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 1, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 40

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Connecticut YankeesBrick Invitational6 0 11 2|        
 2014-2015 Mid-Fairfield Jr Rangers (PW)QC Int PW3 2 13 0|        
 2016-2017 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA53 11 2233 64|        
 2017-2018 Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA53 12 2234 27|        
  Team Red USA-S153 0 11 -|        
 2018-2019 Team White USA-S165 0 00 2|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 18U PrepUSHS-Prep53 15 3752 48|        
 2019-2020 Team Royal USA-S175 0 33 4|