Winnipeg Jets thirteenth overall draft pick from Josh Morrissey will soon see his first action in the American Hockey League.
With Wednesday’s night 6-2 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings, the Prince Albert Raiders were eliminated from the WHL playoffs. And with that, D Josh Morrissey was sent packing. But he’s not going home just yet. Via Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press and TSN 1290, Josh Morrissey will report to the St. John’s IceCaps.
On Friday, Morrissey will turn 19 years old.
With 158 points (53G, 105A) in 202 WHL regular season games, the IceCaps strong defensive corps will add yet another d-man.
But will he see action?
It’s hard to know whether or not the IceCaps will play Morrissey as regular, extra or scratched d-man; the chemistry between IceCaps players is working perfectly – they have just two losses in their past fifteen games. With the likes of Brenden Kichton, Zach Redmond, and J.C. Lipon playing strong, the highly touted Morrissey will need to work his way into the fourth place IceCaps lineup. With just ten games remaining in the AHL season, Morrissey should see a fair amount of time on the ice going into the playoffs.
We’ll quickly see if coach Keith McCambridge puts Morrissey in as they play Friday, his birthday, in Binghamton and Saturday in Hershey.