Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lew Morrison
A graduate of the Flin Flon Bombers organization, Morrison like many other Philadelphia Flyers prospects honed their skills in northern Manitoba.

After playing his minor hockey in Saskatchewan, Morrison made the leap to the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League with the Bombers. After one season with Flin Flon, he caught the eyes of Flyer scouts, and Morrison was drafted in the 1st round, 8th overall in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft. After one season in the minors with the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League where Morrison registered 25 points on 12 goals and 13 assists, the Flyers figured it was time to graduate to the big club.

An excellent penalty killer, Morrison spent his rookie year as a line mate of fellow Flin Flonner Bobby Clarke, also a rookie. Morrison spent three years with the Flyers before the Atlanta Flames grabbed him in the 1972 Expansion Draft, after two seasons in the south with the Flames where he played a solid defensive role with Atlanta, once again Morrison was scooped up in the expansion draft. This time the Washington Capitals, hockey's new team, in America's capital signed Morrison.

After just 27 games split between Washington and the American Hockey League's Richmond Robins, Morrison was shuffled back to Pennsylvania this time to play for the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Morrison played the better part of three seasons with Pittsburgh, before he finished his career with the Birmingham Dusters in the American Hockey League. Following the 1977-78 season, Lew Morrison hung up his skates.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 56 26 23 49 31 15 7 1 8 15
1968-69 Quebec Aces AHL 70 12 13 25 24 15 4 5 9 6
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 9 10 19 19 -3
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 5 7 12 25 -12 4 0 0 0 2
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 5 5 10 26 -18
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 12 4 5 9 2
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 78 6 9 15 19 -11
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 52 1 4 5 0 -1
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 9 7 4 11 8
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 18 0 4 4 6 -14
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 7 5 12 4 -5 9 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 4 5 9 8 +7 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 2 1 3 0 -6 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 0 2 2 0 +3
1977-78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 65 6 14 20 6
NHL Totals 564 39 52 91 107 17 0 0 0 2


Claimed by Atlanta from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Atlanta in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Pittsburgh by Washington for Ron Lalonde, December 14, 1974.
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