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Josh Morrissey | Defenseman | #36

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 176
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (13) / WPG

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Josh Morrissey intends to impress at Winnipeg's training camp even though the odds are not in his favor to claim an NHL roster spot.
The Jets already have 10 defensemen on one-way contracts. Morrissey hasn't been as busy as he has been in past off-seasons, but he's ready to turn pro in 2015-16. He has lost about 12 pounds in an attempt to focus on his quickness. Morrissey has great upside and it won't be long before the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft is playing in the NHL. He is likely to spend most of the upcoming campaign in the minors with Manitoba, though. Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:01:00 AM

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Josh Morrissey will play the 2014-15 season with the Prince Albert Raiders.

The Jets announced that Morrissey has been sent back to junior. His upside is high, but he won't be contributing at the NHL level this season.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets rookie Josh Morrissey says his game has grown throughout training camp, and he hopes he's done enough to make the team.

"I thought I've had some good moments and hopefully it's enough," said Morrissey. "I do feel good out there and the last three days in practice is the best I've felt yet. I feel comfortable and I haven't been hesitant or nervous or afraid to make a play. I feel like I've grown a lot." If the Jets' first round pick in 2013 doesn't crack the team's lineup, he will be returned to his junior team, the Prince Albert Raiders.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:53:00 AM

It looks like Josh Morrissey will be returned to the junior ranks.

He hasn't looked anywhere as impressive or as consistent as he did during the Calder Cup playoffs last season. Morrissey wasn't able to prove that he could push someone else for their job, so Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian will probably form the top pairing, while Mark Stuart and Jacob Trouba will make up the second unit. Grant Clitsome along with Adam Pardy, Paul Postma or Keaton Ellerby will be featured on the third pairing.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Josh Morrissey is hoping his whirlwind season last year has provided him with the experiences he needs to make the Winnipeg Jets this autumn.

Morrissey played 112 games in total last season, split between pre-season skates with the Jets, the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, a spring run with the AHL's St. John’s IceCaps and a holiday stint with Team Canada at the world juniors in Sweden. "Last season, I grew a lot as a player," Morrissey said. "I was able to gain a lot of weight this summer — close to 10 pounds. and having the experience in (the AHL) last year, playing 28 games, really helps me out just feeling comfortable up there with the pros."
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Josh Morrissey may have a shot to make Winnipeg's roster out of training camp.

The Jets won't rush him, but it's believed that he will make the decision to send him back to junior a tough one and he could end up sticking with the big club if he impresses. However, he may have his work cut out for him as he'll have to stand out over eight other blueliners who suited up for Winnipeg last season.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Top prospect Josh Morrissey has been one of the best AHL rookies in the 2014 playoffs.

Morrissey had 28 goals and 73 points in 59 WHL games with the Prince Albert Raiders in 2013-14 before joining the St. John's IceCaps. He's done a great job adapting to the pro level, scoring two goals and eight points in 15 contests. Winnipeg took him with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Josh Morrissey has been chipping offensively for St. John's during the AHL playoffs.

He has contributed two goals and six points in 12 games for the IceCaps. Morrissey had one assist in eight appearances for St. John's during the regular season after his 2013-14 campaign with Prince Albert of the WHL ended. The IceCaps are currently playing in the Eastern Conference Final. Morrissey, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft, may be given a chance to stick with the Jets next season.
Mon, May 26, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Josh Morrissey will finish the season in the AHL with St. John's.

His Prince Albert Raiders were knocked out of the WHL playoffs in the first round in four straight games against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Morrissey, who was chosen with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft, registered 28 goals and 73 points in 59 games this season.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 07:28:00 AM

Josh Morrissey has signed a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with Winnipeg.

He will earn an average annual value of $1.425 million. Morrissey was impressive at training camp but he was returned to the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL, where he already has five points in three games.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Josh Morrissey has been cut from the Winnipeg Jets' training camp roster.

Morrissey will report to the WHL Prince Albert Raiders. He was taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, so it goes without saying that he's a highly regarded prospect. That being said, he went into training camp with the knowledge that it would be tough for him to crack the Jets' opening game roster. He had 47 points and 91 penalty minutes in 70 WHL games last season.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Josh Morrissey understands that he's likely to be returned to his junior team in the WHL, but he has enjoyed a strong camp.

"I came in just like I'm here to show my best and make the team. Obviously, it's pretty difficult to do as an 18-year-old player," he said. "But when I'm here on the ice or in the weight room that has to be my attitude and my mentality." He wanted to be matched against Alex Ovechkin in Saturday's exhibition game to test and push himself. It's that kind of drive that will get him in the NHL shortly and he has plenty of potential to be successful when he does.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 06:17:00 AM

Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is high on first-round pick Josh Morrissey.

"He's a player that possesses a lot of things that we really like in a defenseman in the way the game is played right now," Cheveldayoff said. "A great skater, good hockey sense, can move the puck and has a little bit of an edge. He has the elements we think it takes to play at the National Hockey League and be an impact player on defense." Cheveldayoff also praised Morrissey for being "a real character kid, real genuine, hard-working."
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Josh Morrissey has been selected with the 13th overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets.

Josh Morrissey sure makes a big impact with his small body. Logging big minutes in all situations for Prince Albert this past season, Morrissey proved to be a gifted offensive puck mover with fantastic skating and mobility. He is also creative and possesses an excellent hockey IQ that is showcased on the power play, but he could stand to reign in some of his offensive aggressiveness. Although Morrissey doesn’t shy away from physical contact, he’s not physically dominant. Morrissey needs to beef up in order to reach his potential, which could be a top-four blueliner in the NHL and power-play specialist. He's something of a long-term project and shouldn't be a factor in fantasy leagues for at least a couple years.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 04:29:00 PM

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