Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Morrison
John "Crutchy" Morrison began playing professional hockey as a teenager in the Manitoba League with the Selkirk Fisherman back in 1913. He stayed with the club for two years and then joined the Winnipeg 61st Batallion where he helped the team to the Allan Cup championships.

Morrison was forced to miss three years of playing time during World War One but returned to competitive action for the 1919-20 campaign with the Selkirk Fisherman. He remained with the team for just over a year and also suited up for the Winnipeg Falcons. In 1921-22 he began a five-year association with the Edmonton Eskimos of the WCHL.

The NHL's New York Americans traded for the rights to Morrison in September, 1925 and he played his entire 18-game NHL career with the team that year. Although he failed to record a point in his career he did have the honour of playing with such notable stars as Billy Burch and Red Green.

Morrison played in the minors for another six years, retiring as a member of the AHA's Duluth Hornets.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1913-14 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Pro 10 5 0 5
1914-15 Selkirk Fishermen MSPHL
1915-16 Winnipeg 61st Battalion WSrHL 8 7 2 9 8 3 1 0 1 6
1915-16 Winnipeg 61st Battalion Al-Cup 2 1 0 1 0
1916-17
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Sr. 9 6 5 11 6
1920-21 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 10 9 4 13 2
1921-22 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Sr. 5 10 2 12 4
1921-22 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 17 8 2 10 4 2 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 26 10 2 12 5 2 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos St-Cup 2 1 0 1 0
1923-24 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 23 1 2 3 2
1924-25 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 27 5 2 7 11
1925-26 New York Americans NHL 18 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Regina Capitals PrHL 30 20 6 26 18 2 1 0 1 2
1927-28 Duluth Hornets AHA 32 7 3 10 8 5 0 0 0 2
1928-29 Duluth Hornets AHA 37 10 3 13 10
1929-30 St. Paul Saints AHA 45 9 4 13 10
1930-31 Buffalo Majors AHA 42 6 12 18 2
1931-32 Buffalo Majors AHA 24 3 2 5 6
1931-32 Duluth Hornets AHA 16 2 0 2 2 7 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 18 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WCHL), January 9, 1922. Traded to NY Americans by Edmonton (WHL) with Joe Simpson and Roy Rickey for $10,000, September 18, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Regina (PrHL), November 30, 1926. Transferred to Buffalo (AHA) after St. Paul (AHA) franchise relocated, October 5, 1930.