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Samuel Morin | Defenseman | #50

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 225
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
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Samuel Morin knows he needs to have a solid training camp to make the Flyers roster.
The 22-year-old has suited up in just one NHL game in his career, but there's a real opportunity for him to crack the opening night roster in 2017-18. "For sure, it’s a different feeling this year," said Morin. "Last year, even if I had a really good camp, there were a lot of veterans that were coming back. This year, you can see there’s a lot more room for young guys. There are so many [young] guys that are good players, and in order to get a spot I’m going to have to deserve it. I’m going to need to battle." Morin is more of a physical, stay-at-home defenseman, so he won't have any fantasy value even if he does make the team. Aug 26 - 12:00 PM

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Samuel Morin could open the season on a pairing with Shayne Gostisbehere.

The 22-year-old played in one game with the Flyers last season. Morin spent the last two years with the Flyers' AHL affiliate. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound defenseman doesn't provide much in the way of offense. Morin is more of a stay-at-home, physical defender. The stability he brings defensively should complement Gostisbehere's riskier style of play.
Aug 22 - 7:00 PM

Updating a previous report, general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers Ron Hextall has confirmed that Samuel Morin recently underwent surgery on both wrists.

Hextall texted in to Philly News writer Sam Carchidi that the injury is "nothing long term". Morin stands at 6-foot-7, weighing 227 pounds and was the 11th overall pick of the Flyers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is expected to be a regular contributor to the blue line for the Flyers next season.
May 13 - 12:24 PM

Samuel Morin may have underwent surgery recently.

Morin posted two photos on Instagram of what appears to be his stitched arm. Morin did not miss any games with Lehigh Valley of the AHL because of injuries and the Flyers have not announced anything yet regarding his status.
May 13 - 10:05 AM

Samuel Morin has been assigned to the minors.

He logged 17:47 of ice time in his NHL debut on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old defender may be back with the Flyers for the weekend.
Apr 5 - 1:25 PM

Samuel Morin made his NHL debut in Tuesday's 1-0 overtime loss to New Jersey.

Morin had two shots on goal and logged 17:47 minutes of ice time, including 3:09 minutes on the penalty kill. He didn't get into a fight, but the 6-foot-7, 227-pound defensemen is certainly capable of dropping the gloves when the situation calls for it. "Fighting is part of my game, for sure, like [Phantoms coach Scott Gordon] told me all the time, you have to be on the ice killing penalties and not in the penalty box," Morin said. "I can fight but I need to pick my battles. Those guys are older and tougher. I still need to get more mature physically, to be at their level."
Apr 5 - 10:35 AM

Samuel Morin has been called up by the Flyers and he'll be in the lineup Tuesday night.

He will be paired with Shayne Gostisbehere and he's going to see time on the penalty kill. It will be towering defender's NHL debut.
Apr 4 - 2:36 PM

Samuel Morin has been assigned to the minors by Philadelphia.

It won't be long before the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft is playing in the NHL, but it won't be at the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign. Morin registered 19 points and 118 penalty minutes in his rookie year with Lehigh Valley in 2015-16.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:03:00 PM

This has been a trying offseason for Samuel Morin so far.

Morin had hip and abdominal surgery and then after that he wasn't able to participate in the first two days of the Flyers' development camp because of strep throat. Regardless, he was able to skate on Day 3. "It was my first time out there in two months since my surgery," said Morin, "so I was feeling a little tired in the beginning, but I was pretty happy to finish the practice." Morin only has an outside chance of making the Flyers' opening game roster out of training camp, but the 6-foot-7 defensive prospect could be a major component of Philadelphia's defense someday.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Samuel Morin has been summoned from the minors along with seven other players.

Morin, Mark Alt, Davis Drewiske, Robert Hagg, Cole Bardreau, Chris Conner, Taylor Leier and Anthony Stolarz will serve as Philadelphia's Black Aces during the playoffs.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 05:55:00 PM

Samuel Morin is hoping to crack Philadelphia's roster this season.

"Last year, I was one of the last cuts, so I think I have a good chance," Morin said. "So I have to try to do the same. I know I have more of a chance to go to the AHL as a first-year pro, but for sure I'm going to go to camp and give it everything because I want to make the team this year." He added that if he gets sent down, he will work hard to get a call up. Morin has gained 23 pounds since the Flyers selected him 11th overall in 2013. The 6-foot-6, 228-pound defenseman has plenty of veteran and prospect competition to stick with Philadelphia, so some increased ice time in the minors to hone his skills would probably be beneficial.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:08:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Valtteri Filppula
4Nolan Patrick
5Jori Lehtera
6Michael Vecchione
LW1Travis Konecny
2Jordan Weal
3Michael Raffl
4Scott Laughton
5Oskar Lindblom
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Matt Read
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
8Samuel Morin
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz