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Samuel Morin | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 7/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 202
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Samuel Morin is expected to return to the Rimouski lineup on Sunday after missing five weeks with a broken jaw.
The Flyers 11th overall pick in the 2013 Draft is highly regarded and the Flyers were heard to be trying to deal a defenseman during training camp to open up a spot for Morin but it was to no avail. Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:13:00 AM

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Samuel Morin (fractured jaw) has been given the green light to resume skating.

Morin still can't shoot the puck because doing so clenches his jaw. He sustained the injury when he was struck by the puck during a QMJHL game. The injury forced him to temporarily go on a liquid diet and he's lost 10-15 pounds as a result.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Samuel Morin fractured his jaw during a game with QMJHL Rimouski.

Morin will be sidelined for the next four-to-five weeks. He was returned to his junior team on Oct. 3, but it's believed that he came close to making the Flyers.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Samuel Morin has been returned to the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic.

This follows a report that the Flyers were trying to make a trade to create an opening for Morin. Whether that was true or not, the Flyers have clearly gone in a different direction. Either way, Morin made a good impression during training camp even if he didn't make the team.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Bob McKenzie reported in his Insider Trading segment that the Flyers are trying to free up space for Samuel Morin.

Nicklass Grossmann and Luke Schenn are who McKenzie says is being dangled as trade bait. "A potential move means that they want a roster spot for him, and that means he would play regularly," Travis Hughes noted. Grossmann dings the cap at $3.5M, while Schenn at $3.6M, both for this a next season. However they both host sub-50 career CORSI's and don't score many points. So it's hard to imagine the Flyers will get much, if anything, in return to free up space with.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Samuel Morin isn't in the lineup for Thursday's preseason finale and it looks like he's on his way back to junior hockey.

He's still at camp with the Flyers for now, but he might be back in Rimouski of the QMJHL shortly.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Samuel Morin is one of the 26 remaining players on the Philadelphia Flyers' roster.

The Flyers might at least keep Morin on for a trial period to give him a taste of NHL action. He had 31 points and 121 penalty minutes in 54 QMJHL contests last season.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Samuel Morin received some guidance from Chris Pronger over the summer.

Morin is a towering defenseman at 6-foot-7 and he's shown a willingness to use that size to his advantage. However, after collecting 121 penalty minutes in 54 QMJHL games last season and a two-game suspension for throwing his stick into the stands, it remains to be seen if he can be disciplined enough to stay out of trouble going forward. "We started talking about hockey and we spoke about intensity and harnessing that intensity and passion and anger into a positive and using it to be unpredictable on the ice and keep opponents off-kilter," Pronger said of his conversation with Morin. Pronger certainly spent quite a bit of time in the sin bin back in his day and it seems likely that Morin will as well should he solidify himself in the NHL. That's to be expected, but where he'll get himself into trouble is if he takes too many dumb penalties.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:54:00 AM

Samuel Morin has been returned to the QMJHL Rimouski Oceanic.

Morin signed an entry-level contract on Tuesday, but he was still regarded as a long shot to make the Philadelphia Flyers. Although Morin has a lot of upside, the Flyers are dealing with a defensive logjam going into the 2013-14 campaign.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Samuel Morin isn't likely to make the 2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers, according to GM Paul Holmgren.

"It's a stretch just because of the numbers we have here," Holmgren said. "We're just going to take it a day at a time and see how it goes." More specifically, the Flyers already have nine defensemen inked to one-way contracts, not including Chris Pronger. Morin has a ton of potential and the Flyers have already made their first commitment to him by agreeing to an entry-level contract, but it might be a few years before he has any fantasy value.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Samuel Morin has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Morin will come with a cap hit of $1.425 million annually when his bonuses are included. Philadelphia took Morin with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and he's impressed in the preseason. He took part in his first NHL exhibition contest on Monday. "He was really composed out there with the puck," said Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube. "That's the thing that jumped out at me." All that being said, it would still be surprising to see him make his NHL debut this season.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Samuel Morin had a strong showing in his first career NHL preseason game.

Morin was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. "He was really composed out there with the puck," said Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube. "That's the thing that jumped out at me. Playing in his first exhibition in the NHL, I thought he was tremendous. He did some really good things with the puck. Hanging onto it, not panicking. He looked really good on the power play. Made a nice play to Vinny [Lecavalier] for a goal on the power play." Morin isn't likely to make the Flyers' roster out of training camp, but they certainly has high hopes for the big defenseman.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Episode 2 of Philadelphia's behind the scenes series, Flight Plan, revealed on Wednesday that the Montreal Canadiens tried to trade up to take Samuel Morin with the No. 11 pick in the 2013 draft.

The Flyers obviously didn't make the trade as they selected Morin in that spot and the Canadiens took Michael McCarron with the 25th overall selection. It didn't discuss the details of the potential trade.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:11:00 AM

GM Paul Holmgren doesn't believe that the Flyers jumped the gun by selecting Samuel Morin with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft.

"Samuel has come a long way in a short period of time," Holmgren said. "He's ultracompetitive. He skates well. He's got great range, obviously. Pretty good understanding of the game. And his puck skills have gotten so much better in not a long period of time. I think he's a very good prospect. He's got a chance to really blossom over the next year or two." The 6-foot-6 defenseman currently weighs 210 pounds but he would like to get to 230 or 240 before he turns pro. He was a fast riser up the charts of the 2013 draft and his physical nature could place him in good standing with the Flyers.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Samuel Morin has been drafted, with the 11th overall pick, by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sam Morin is a smart and smooth skating giant of a defenseman who made impressive strides in his second QMJHL season with Rimouski. He's now a first-round caliber pick who could potentially anchor an NHL blueline a few years down the road. Morin is solid in his own end, using his size and reach to disarm attacking forwards with relative ease. He shows poise with the puck and despite registering only 16 points in 46 regular season games in 2012-13, he proved he has some offensive flair by recording seven points in six playoff contests. Morin needs time to develop his technical skills and get stronger, but should eventually evolve into a capable two-way NHL defender. The Flyers were thought to be thinking defense heading into the draft, so this move isn't surprising.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Vincent Lecavalier
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Radko Gudas
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery