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Josh Morrissey Profile

Josh Morrissey
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/185 lbs
Position: D
Team: Prince Albert (WHL)

Josh Morrissey's Player Profile

Morrissey is a dynamic offensive defenseman with a ton of plus skills. He has amassed a considerable number of points for a 1995 birthdate over his last two WHL seasons. His strongest tool is his skating, which is easily high end, if not better. He has a very graceful stride, and his footwork is precise in any direction. His top gear, agility, pivots, and gap control stand out in each game he plays. He is also a top-end puck mover, frequently making aware and accurate passes. He can run the point on a top power play unit, jump into the rush, make a good outlet, and flash a highlight reel play with the puck. His defensive awareness is solid, and he has killed penalties at times. Still, he faces a significant issue in his physicality. I would not describe him as soft, as he can make a quality hit at times, but he often is outmuscled for pucks. Coupling this aspect of his game with his undersized frame makes him a risk at the top level.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Prince Albertís rise in the WHL standings this year has been helped greatly by the growth of sophomore defenseman Josh Morrissey. After stepping in and logging heavy minutes as a rookie, the 17-yearold has taken the next step this year as a reliable presence in all situations.

Smart decision making and a transition game are elements that define what Morrissey brings to the table. Morrissey rarely makes questionable decisions and his high hockey IQ also translates to the offensive zone where he serves as the #1 PP option on defense for the Raiders. Morrissey has adept strength for his frame and projects to have great value in the middle of the 1st round.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

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