After having his most productive NHL season last year and earning himself quite a bit of fanfare for his shutdown role alongside Jacob Trouba it was a no brainer that the Jets would be seeking to lock up Josh Morrissey. But the question was whether it would be a bridge deal or a long-term one. Today the team announced that Morrissey will be back patrolling the blue line next season as he has agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.3 million ($3.15 million per year).
In 81 regular season games in 2017-18, Morrissey had seven goals and 19 assists. He added a goal and an assist in 16 playoff games for the Jets. Morrissey played the 5th most minutes on the Jets last season (20:27) and led the team with 168 blocked shots. The 2013 13th overall pick has 13 goals and 33 assists in 164 career regular season games.
Josh Morrissey spoke today (Monday) about his new deal.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
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