The next Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey player in our player profile series is forward Cam Morrison. The sophomore forward from Aurora, Ontario was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (40th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. He currently has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 22 games for Notre Dame this season.
Cam Morrison was born on August 27, 1998 in Aurora, Ontario. He played bantam and minor midget hockey with the York Simcoe Express before playing the 2014-15 season with the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
Morrison spent the next year playing for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he scored 66 points (34 goals, 32 assists) in 60 games. He was named the 2015-16 USHL Rookie of the Year and also represented Canada at the U18 World Junior Hockey Championship. A couple of months after the season ended, he was selected in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.
Morrison joined Notre Dame before the start of the 2016-17 season. In 40 games his freshman season, Morrison tallied 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 40 games to help Notre Dame advance to the Frozen Four. He scored two goals in Notre Dame’s dramatic 3-2 overtime win over UMASS-Lowell in the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Final and tallied the Irish’s only goal when they were defeated by Denver 6-1 in the 2017 Frozen Four semifinal.
The 6’2”, 201 pound power forward has registered 38 points in 62 career games played with Notre Dame. Morrison is a solid two way player who can be used in many situations. During Notre Dame’s Frozen Four run last year, he was on the team’s top line with Jake Evans and Anders Bjork. He has remained on the top line this year with Evans and Cal Burke. He can use his size to clear space for his line mates to work with or win a battle on the boards for a loose puck. He can also position himself in front of the net and knock a rebound in for a goal, and has seen a lot of time on the Notre Dame power play. One of his highlights this season was scoring the game winning goal in overtime against RPI on November 18th.
Cam Morrison's overtime winner!— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) November 19, 2017
The Irish have now won 7⃣ in a row pic.twitter.com/rKAqVy4eHi