Canucks Sign Morrison

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that the club has re-signed forward Brendan Morrison to a one-year contract worth $3.55 million US.

“We are very excited to have Brendan under contract for next season” said General Manager and Senior Vice-President Dave Nonis. “He has proven that he can consistently produce at a high level.”

Morrison, 28, played in all 82 games with Vancouver last year and finished second in team scoring with 60 points (22-38-60). Morrison is also the Canucks “Ironman” having played in 348 straight games (340 games with the Canucks and eight games with the New Jersey Devils). In 340 games with the Canucks, Morrison has recorded 261 points (88-173-261).

The 5-foot-11, 185 pound native of Pitt Meadows, BC, was acquired by Vancouver with Denis Pederson on March 15th, 2000 from New Jersey in exchange for Alex Mogilny. In 471 career regular season games, Morrison has recorded 111 goals, 231 assists and 190 penalty minutes.

Morrison has also played in 31 NHL Playoff games over the last four seasons with Vancouver, recording 21 points (7-14-21) and 21 penalty minutes. Morrison was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils, 39th overall, in the 1993 Entry Draft.