Unrestricted free agent forward Brendan Morrow has agreed to terms on a contract with the St. Louis Blues, signing a one year, $1.5M contract.
Morrow started his professional career in 1999, when he split the 1999–2000 season between the Dallas Stars and the Michigan K-Wings of the International Hockey League. He played his first game with the Stars on November 18, 1999 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and recorded his first points (a goal and an assist) on November 22, 1999 against the Colorado Avalanche. After this season, Morrow was named the team’s Rookie of the Year. Heading into the 2009–10 NHL season, Morrow ranked 14th on the all-time scoring list for the Stars’ franchise. He has a knack for scoring big goals, as evidenced by his scoring 3 of the team’s last 4 overtime winning goals in the playoffs. Morrow was injured often during the 2011–12 season, missing 25 games because of shoulder and upper back injuries, including 18 matches in the beginning of 2012. Morrow was finally back in March when the Stars activated him from injure reserve on March 9, however he didn’t get to play long before Dallas was eliminated from playoff contention.
Morrow was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in attempt to load up the club and win a Stanley Cup prior to the NHL trade deadline this past season. In 15 games with the Penguins, Morrow was good enough for 14 points.
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