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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 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. Sep 15 - 5:54 AM

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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
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery