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Sunday, 07.2.2006 / 6:54 AM MT / News
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Mike Morrison to a one-year contract.  As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last season, his first in the NHL, Morrison collected a record of 11-4-3 with a 2.95 goals against average (GAA) and .882 save percentage (SV%) in 25 combined games with Edmonton and Ottawa.  The 26-year-old native of Medford, Massachusetts was 10-4-2 with a 2.83 GAA and .884 SV% in 20 games with Edmonton.  Following the Oilers' acquisition of netminder Dwayne Roloson, Morrison was placed on waivers and claimed by Ottawa on Mar. 9.  In four appearances with the Senators, the 6-foot-3, 194-pound goaltender compiled a record of 1-0-1, 3.48 GAA and .875 SV%.

"I am very excited to be coming to Phoenix," said Morrison.  "The Coyotes are a first-class organization that is committed to winning. I am looking forward to playing for Wayne Gretzky and learning from Curtis Joseph and Grant Fuhr, a Hall of Fame goaltender."

Prior to last season, Morrison spent two campaigns in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Toronto in 2003-04 and Edmonton in 2004-05.  He also played in the ECHL for Columbus in 2002-03 and Greenville in 2004-05.

Morrison played four collegiate seasons at the University of Maine.  As a senior in 2001-02, the goaltender posted a record of 20-3-4 and 2.19 GAA and was named to the Hockey East First All-Star Team.  During his college career, Morrison registered a 32-8-9 record and 2.19 GAA in 63 games.

Morrison was selected by Edmonton in the 7th round (186th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us