Jeremy Morin has been called up, from the Rockford Ice Hogs, of the AHL, to the Chicago Blackhawks, of the NHL.
Many argue that Morin should have already been in Chicago, since he played well, in his brief stint, with the Hawks, earlier this season. Now however, he has forced his way, onto the NHL, with a hot-streak, for Rockford, while the NHL was on it’s Olympic break and continued played well into the month of March.
The only bad part of this call up is not knowing how severe Patrick Kane’s injury is and that Kane will be out for the rest of the regular season. Morin is not Kane by any stretch of the imagination but he’s an offensive player that puts pucks in the net if given enough opportunity. He has played in 30 games with the Blackhawks all-time scoring 4 times and picking up 6 assists.
During this season Morin is tied for the AHL lead in goals scored with 24 in only 47 games, he also has picked up 23 assists which puts him second in point with IceHogs only behind team leading Adam Clendening who has 49 points in 62 games played. Morin has played in 10 contests with the Blackhawks scoring once and picking up 4 assists on the way, but his ice time was limited even in the games he did see action because Quenneville didn’t like his defensive play. Now he gets another shot at sticking with the big club!
What do you think of Morin’s call up? How nervous are you with Kane’s injury?
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