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Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey named NHL 2nd Star of the Week

The top D man for Winnipeg gets NHL recognition.

No surprise to those paying attention but Josh Morrissey has been named NHL 2nd Star of the Week.

From the NHL:

Morrissey ranked first among defensemen with 3-4—7, highlighted by two overtime goals, across four outings to lift the Jets (13-6-1, 27 points) into second place in the Central Division via a 3-1-0 week. He posted his first career multi-goal game (440 GP) with two tallies, including his second career overtime winner, in a 4-3 triumph against the Carolina Hurricanes Nov. 21. Morrissey assisted on Winnipeg’s lone goal in a 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild Nov. 23 before again scoring in overtime in a 5-4 victory against the Dallas Stars Nov. 25. He capped the week with three assists, the second such performance of his career (also Dec. 21, 2019 at MIN), in a 7-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Nov. 27. The 27-year-old Morrissey, who leads the Jets in scoring, has skated in 20 total contests this season, placing among the top NHL defensemen in overtime goals (t-1st; 2), game-winning goals (t-1st; 3), assists (3rd; 19) and points (4th; 23).

Josh Norrissey, I mean Morrissey, being selected isn’t remarkable but what is, is that this is the first time in his career he has been named an NHL Three Star.

He currently leads the Jets in scoring with 23 points (4G 19A) and is on pace to shatter his previous career highs in assists (26) and points (37).