Samuel Morneau
HF

Samuel Morneau

Hometown:

Cowansville Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1990-02-10

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

7th round (195th overall), 2008

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Morneau improved drastically in his second QMJHL season, finishing the season with 23 goals and 19 assists in 68 contests for Bale-Comeau after registering six goals and 10 assists in 51 games in his first major junior season with Acadie-Bathurst.

 

Talent Analysis

Morneau has the ability to finish plays but he’s not always capable of creating scoring chances for himself. A decent skater who is willing to play at both ends of the ice, he has just average size, but makes up for it by seeing the ice well and playing hard in all situations.

Future

Morneau is a hard-working winger who can contribute some in the offensive end. He will need to round out his game to make up for his smaller stature if he is to have a shot to make it to the NHL.

Carolina Hurricanes drafted heavily at forward in 2008

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Photo: Zac Dalpe is one of three forwards the Hurricanes selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. Carolina used three of their five picks that year to select forwards. (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

Headed into the 2008 off-season, there were two distinct trends in the Hurricanes' draft history under GM Jim Rutherford: they preferred not to draft defensemen or European forwards in the early rounds. For the most part, the Hurricanes elected to use their picks on forwards playing in North American leagues. The 2008 draft class was a very talented crop, but most of the better prospects were defensemen.

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