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2009 NHL Entry Draft Prospects: Jeremy Morin

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Jeremy Morin

Left Wing

United States National Team Development Program

6'1" 189 lbs

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Auburn, New York

Date of Birth: 4/16/91


GP G A P PIM
'08-'09 USDP U-18 - Jeremy Morin 46 26 22 48 99

Jeremy Morin spent the past two seasons with the U.S. Development Program and is expected to play for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) next season.

Pros

- Good shot

- One scout compared his passing ability to Adam Oates and Joe Juneau, but is far from a "pass first" player

- Considered one of the better offensive players in this year's draft

- Likes to shoot the puck

- Can play the point on the power play

- Good forechecker

- Been described as "fiercely competitive"

- Has Boston connections: brother Chad plays for Harvard and cousin J.D Forrest used to play for Boston College

Cons

- Needs to work on his game in his own end of the rink, but he realizes this and seems willing to put in the work in to improve his defensive game.

- There were rumors that he struggled academically to stay eligible for the U.S. Development Program, which may be one of the reasons he chose major junior over college hockey.

- Has been labeled by some as a one-dimensional player, who at times coasts on the ice.

- He was suspended during the U-18 Five Nations Tournament when he and three other players reportedly brought girls back to their hotel room, which was a violation of team rules. He is a 17 year old kid. I can see where his head was at on this one. You can't really blame the kid. I haven't heard any other indication that he is a discipline problem.