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.

9 Responses to Canucks Sign Morrison

  1. Amcan says:

    They also got Cloutier signed, so that will put the Cloutier back to NY rumors at rest.

    This is huge of the Canucks. This is such a young team that will only get better in time, and within a few years could be in the finals

  2. Habfan1234 says:

    The ‘Nucks will make it to the finals in 2006 because it perfectly replicates the cycle/pattern that the organization has been on since inception. They played their first season in 70 and made the finals in 82. They then made the finals in 94 and if the pattern holds true they should be there in 06. There must be some karma associated with the number 12 for the Canucks, which is also retired (Smyl).

  3. SabresAreCool says:

    So I guess that puts an end to all those rumors that Vancouver was going to walk away from arbitration awards for morrison and cloutier….

  4. SUMMITS says:

    ya well any team could be in the finals in a few years. Maybe even the SENATORS

  5. ALMO-TML says:

    Not likely. Not without Bert, and he’s getting the electric chair.

  6. Amcan says:

    Just not THE LEAFS!

  7. habsoverserver says:

    With every signing of a first line forward for less than $3.6 million I wonder more and more why Montreal reached for Bonk at $3.0 million for their third line.

  8. Naslundfan says:

    He certainly deserves it. They should have signed him to a long term deal though.

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