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Don Morrison
Don Morrison
Center
Number: 17
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 14, 1923
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
After serving with the Winnipeg RCAF during World War II, center Don Morrison of Saskatoon turned to professional hockey in 1945, signing with Omaha of the USHL. He had two highly successful seasons with the Knights. In his first year he had 56 points to finish second in team scoring. The third leading scorer that year was a 17-year-old named Gordie Howe. Morrison then led Omaha in scoring in his second season with 76 points.

At the age of 24, Morrison finally got the chance to play in the NHL when the Detroit Red Wings called him up for 40 games in 1947-48. The team was stacked with offensive talent, led by the likes of Howe, Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel. Morrison was asked to concentrate primarily on his defensive duties but still managed to contribute ten goals and 25 points. The Red Wings advanced to the Stanley Cup finals that year, losing in four straight games to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Morrison was back for another 13 games in Detroit the following year but was used much more sparingly. The club again advanced to the Cup finals, only to suffer the exact same fate as the previous year, losing in four straight to the powerful Maple Leafs.

In the summer of 1950 Morrison was part of a huge NHL trade which also saw Harry Lumley, Jack Stewart, Al Dewsbury and Pete Babando head to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Jim Henry, Bob Goldham, Gaye Stewart and Metro Prystai. Morrison played in 59 games with Chicago in 1950-51, scoring eight goals and 20 points.

Despite turning in a decent season for the Blackhawks, Morrison was relegated to the St. Louis Flyers of the AHL the following year where he scored 60 points in 65 games. Rather than continue any longer in the minors, he retired at the end of the 1951-52 campaign at the age of 28. Morrison and his brother Rod were teammates with the Red Wings in 1947-48, when Rod suited up for 34 games.

Courtesy of Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80