Flames sign Brendan Morrison

The Flames have signed the pivot to a one year deal

Friday, 15.07.2011 / 5:50 PM / News
calgaryflames.com
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of forward Brendan Morrison.

"Not only did Brendan fill a number of important roles for us on the ice last season but he was also a very valuable veteran presence in our locker room. His versatility, hockey sense and ability to fill so many roles throughout our line-up make him an important contributor, and we value his role as one of our on and off ice leaders," said Flames General Manager, Jay Feaster. "He made it clear throughout last season and again this summer that he wanted to be back with the Flames because he believes in the direction we are headed, and he believes in his teammates. While he won’t be ready for Training Camp or the start of the season in all likelihood as he continues to rehab from off-season knee surgery, we nonetheless feel it is important to have him under contract and with the team as he continues his recovery. When he is cleared for game action we are confident he will make a significant impact to our success. We are a better and deeper team with Brendan back in the fold."

Morrison, a native of Pitt Meadows, BC, and former Hobey Baker Award winner, has played in 895 NHL regular season games. His career totals include 196 goals and 394 assists for a total of 590 points and 440 penalty minutes. Last season (2010-11) he played 66 games with the Flames, registering 9 goals and 34 assists for 43 points and 16 penalty minutes.

Contract Terms: One year contract at $1,250,000 average annual value with a base salary of $850,000 and a $400,000 bonus potential.

BRENDAN MORRISON - CENTRE
BORN: Pitt Meadows, BC DATE: August 15, 1975
HEIGHT: 511” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as free agent on July 15, 2011.
DRAFTED: New Jersey 2nd round (39th overall) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft

  Regular Season Playoffs
 Season
 Team
 League
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
 1992-93
 Penticton Panthers
 BCJHL
56 35 59 94 45 - - - - -
 1993-94
 U. of Michigan
 NCAA
38 20 28 48 24 - - - - -
 1994-95
 U. of Michigan
 NCAA
39 23 53 76 42 - - - - -
 1995-96
 U. of Michigan
 NCAA
35 28 44 72 41 - - - - -
 1996-97
 U. of Michigan
 NCAA
43 31 57 88 52 - - - - -
 1997-98
 New Jersey Devils
 NHL
11 5 4 9 0 3 0 1 1 0
 1997-98
 Albany River Rats
 AHL
72 35 49 84 44 8 3 4 7 19
 1998-99
 New Jersey Devils
 NHL
76 13 33 46 18 7 0 2 2 0
 1999-00
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
12 2 7 9 10 - - - - -
 1999-00
 New Jersey Devils
 NHL
44 5 21 26 8 - - - - -
 1999-00
 Pardubice HC
 Czech
6 5 2 7 2 - - - - -
 2000-01
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 16 38 54 42 4 1 2 3 0
 2001-02
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 23 44 67 26 6 0 2 2 6
 2002-03
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 25 46 71 36 14 4 7 11 18
 2003-04
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 22 38 60 50 7 2 3 5 8
 2004-05
 Linkoping HC
 SEL
45 16 28 44 50 6 0 2 2 10
 2005-06
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 19 37 56 84 - - - - -
 2006-07
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
82 20 31 51 60 12 1 3 4 6
 2007-08
 Vancouver Canucks
 NHL
39 9 16 25 18 - - - - -
 2008-09
 Anaheim Ducks
 NHL
62 10 12 22 16 - - - - -
 2008-09
 Dallas Stars
 NHL
19 6 3 9 16 - - - - -
 2009-10
 Washington Capitals
 NHL
74 12 30 42 40 5 0 1 1 2
 2010-11
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
66 9 34 43 16 - - - - -
 TOTALS
 NHL
895 196 394 590 440 58 8 21 29 40