Nov 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Jeremy Morin (11) with the puck during the first period against the San Jose Sharks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Blackhawks Holiday Wish List: Jeremy Morin
You might have already heard the news that the Chicago Blackhawks sent Jeremy Morin down to the Rockford IceHogs yesterday for a “conditioning assignment.” You can read more about that here.
The 23-year-old was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2009 entry draft. The Blackhawks acquired him in a June 2010 trade. He is currently on the first year of a 2-year contract extension worth $1.6M, and would become a restricted free agent thereafter.
Morin has played in just 54 NHL games over five seasons with the Hawks, having practically burned out his I-PASS with frequent trips between Chicago and Rockford.
There are strong speculations that yesterday’s move is a precursor to a trade, which is reasonable in light of the fact that he has not been given that much of a shot to play. But whether he is dealt to another team or ultimately stays put, there is one gift that he mentioned in his letter to Santa that he would like more than anything:
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Given how deep the Hawks are right now, it’s not likely that he will get much ice time if he stays. So if his Christmas wish comes true, we may sadly be bidding Morin adieu.