Eight things you should know about new Lightning forward Brenden Morrow
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed veteran forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract on July 11 this year.
Here's eight things you should know about Morrow:
1. Morrow was born in Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Its population in is just under 1,500 people and is located in the southeast corner of the providence.
2. In bantam hockey, Morrow scored 117 goals, recorded 72 assists 60 games. That's good for nearly three points per game.
3. The Dallas Stars drafted Morrow with the 25th overall selection in the 1997 NHL Draft
He stayed with the Stars organization and was a fan favorite in Dallas until he was traded to the Penguins at the 2013 NHL trade deadline.
4. Morrow is a seven-time 20-goal scorer and has reached the 30-goal plateau twice
Morrow has played in 921 NHL games and has scored 262 career goals. He's also appeared in 94 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
5. Morrow is one of four players on the Lightning who have served as team captains in the NHL
Morrow served as the Stars captain from 2006-2013. Ryan Callahan (Rangers) and Eric Brewer (Blues) also served as captains. Steven Stamkos is currently the Bolts captain.
6. Morrow is known for his tough style of play
Look at this hit he delivered in the Stanley Cup Playoffs vs. the Sharks.
Morrow also played with a broken nose.
7. Morrow won the gold medal with Canada at the 2010 Olympic games
He also played on four World Championships teams (2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005). He scored two goals and an assist in the Olympic tournament.
8. Morrow scored the game-winning overtime goal in the eighth longest game in NHL history
The Sharks and Stars played 69 minutes of overtime before Morrow scored on now-teammate Evgeni Nabokov.