The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for minor league defenseman Brian Connelly.
In 28 games played this season, Morrison has registered 4 goals and 11 assists on top of posting a -1 rating. He’s won 50.4% of his faceoffs which ranked 2nd for the team lead with Calgary.
He has spent a chunk of the season on injured reserve from an ACL injury he suffered last year against the Blackhawks.
Morrison, 36 years of age, is in the final year of a one-year deal carrying a $1.25 million cap hit.
He has recorded 200 goals and 401 assists in 923 career games.
Here’s what general manager Stan Bowman had to say about Brendan Morrison:
“We like what he can bring to the table. It finally came to be today. Obviously, this doesn’t impact defense.
Brendan Morrison on coming to Chicago:
“I’m ecstatic. This is a tremendous opportunity. I’m going to come in and try to be helpful wherever I can: special teams, 5-on-5, any situation. I’m really excited about this team.”
Brendan Morrison on his knee:
“I know it’s fine. It’s solid. It’s strong. Skating is getting back to where it’s always been.”