|Junior Team: (WHL) Prince Albert Raiders|
|Stats: 70 GP / 15 G / 32 A / 47 P / 91 PIM|
Over the next few weeks here at Octopus Thrower we will be profiling a number of draft eligible players who may be dawning a Detroit Red Wings jersey and cap at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on June 30th.
Josh Morrissey is ranked 27th among North American players by Central Scouting and 21st by International Scouting Service.
In two years with Prince Albert, Josh Morrissey has become a solid offensive defenseman, but it has not come as the expense of his defensive game.
Some players become focused on producing offense that their defensive game suffers, but not Morrissey.
Morrissey plays the top minutes for Prince Albert and Canada’s World Junior team because of his skill in the offensive and defensive zone.
Josh Morrissey’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|The Red Wings do not have a huge need on defense right now and the depth in the system is pretty solid, but I do not know how they could pass up a product as good as he is.|
|A top 4 defenseman, that will not only be able to consistently create points on offense, but also shutdown opposing players on defense.|