Travis Morin
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Travis Morin

Hometown:

Brookyn Park Minnesota

Team:

AHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-01-09

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2004

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2002-03: Travis Morin played with the USHL’s Chicago Steel. He had 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 60 games played. His 47 points ranked him third on the team in scoring and his 26 assists ranked him second on the team in that category.

2003-04: Morin completed his rookie season at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He had 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 38 games played in the 2003-04 season. His 21 points ranked him fourth on the team in scoring. Morin was chosen in the ninth round, 263rd overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals.

2006-07: Senior season at Minnesota State-Mankato. Turned pro at the end of senior season with the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays.

2007-08: Morin spent most of his first professional season with South Carolina (ECHL), finishing third in the league in scoring with 84 points (34+50). He played in the ECHL All-Star Game and scored a goal. He played four games with Hershey (AHL). He ranked second among ECHL rookies in scoring and tied for seventh in the league (fourth among rookies) in goals and sixth in the league (third among rookies) in assists. He shared the ECHL lead with six SHGs and tied for third in the league with seven GWGs. He had a hat trick and two assists on Oct. 31 at Columbia. He made his AHL debut on Nov. 7 at Norfolk. He had a season-high nine-game point-scoring streak from Jan. 11 – Jan. 29 (8+8). He led the ECHL with 10 playoff goals in 20 games. He finished by leading the team and ranking eighth in the league with 17 playoff points.

 

Talent Analysis

Morin plays well at both ends of the ice. With a skinny frame, he doesn’t shy away from the physical play and is able to finish his checks. Morin shows the ability to protect the puck well. He is a tenacious competitor whose play along the boards is quite good. He is defensively responsible and plays very well in one-on-one situations. His great puckhandling and passing skills enable him to play the point in power-play situations. He possesses a good, quick release as well. Morin is a decent skater, but it is one area that could use some improvement. With more body weight, Morin could be a very intimidating and much stronger presence on the ice.

 

Future

Morin has been a part of the Dallas Stars organization since the 2009-10 season.

 

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