Morin, who turned 18 in July, has turned a few heads while in camp and has caught the eye of some of the respected veterans in the locker room. Morin stripped a Washington Capital of the puck in the offensive zone on Monday night and made a cross-ice pass to Vinny Lecavalier to blast a shot in for his first point with the Flyers. The assist to Morin was also his first point as well.
Flyers writer Anthony SanFilipo talked with Lecavalier about Morin's play and the former Lightning captain seems impressed. "He’s making plays out there that are kind of rare. With his size and toughness and with what he can bring to the table, he’s going to have a very long career."
It is safe to say that Morin has made a larger impact early-on in camp that many had expected. The term "project" had been used to describe him but Morin wants to try and surprise everyone by making the team out of camp.
Morin's height, 6'6", is obvious on the ice despite not being filled out weighing in at just 201 lbs. He is a defensive-defenseman who plays a physical game. Morin can separate players from pucks and looks for contact. He won't shy away. He uses his long reach to get in the passing lanes and plays a solid defensive game.
He can skate surprisingly well for a player his size but will need to improve if he wants to make an impact at the NHL level. The Quebec native can pass the puck, especially the breakout pass, and handle his own moving the puck but does not excel in the offensive zone. He has a hard shot but, outside of that, he does not add much once in the offensive zone as of yet. It will be an area he will focus on as he adjusts to the professional game.
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