Morgan was probably born to be a goaltender as he is the son of current Canucks goaltending coach Ian Clark.
2006-07: He began his major junior career by appearing in 21 games with the Red Deer Rebels, posting a 9-5-2 record with a 3.25 GAA and .882 save percentage while backing up James Reimer (TOR).
2007-08: Clark saw significantly more action this season due to a high ankle sprain that limited Reimer to just 30 games. Clark played in 38 games but put up disappointing numbers including a 3.70 GAA and .884 save percentage. His 10-30-3 record and other stats were likely inflated by the fact that it was a weak Rebels team playing in front of him.
Talent AnalysisA small goaltender at just 5’11 and 160 odd pounds, Clark’s limited size puts him at an immediate disadvantage in a time where NHL teams are increasing moving towards larger framed goaltenders. Like most netminders his size, Clark relies on his speed and reflexes to keep the puck out of the net.
The cynical speculate this was a nepotism pick designed to please Ian Clark, but time will tell. Clark should see the bulk of the minutes between the pipes for the Rebels this season. Expectations at this point should be low for the 7th round selection.