Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Morin to make NHL debut

It's been a good month for former Minnesota State standout Travis Morin. Earlier, he was named a starter for the American Hockey League's All-Star Game. But tonight, he will make his National Hockey League debut after getting called up for the Dallas Stars. Morin, 27, has spent the last four years in the minor leagues.

"I was stuck in the ECHL for awhile," Morin, a former Washington Capitals draft pick, told ESPNDallas. "The first couple years I really didn't know if I'd get a shot in the AHL and I really didn't know how I'd do there. Finally got a shot there and got comfortable. I am going to try to do the same thing here and try to keep it simple."

Dallas plays Edmonton at 6:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Morin played 10 minutes, 7 seconds in Wednesday's game, which the Stars won 3-1. He did not factor in any of the scoring. I'll be curious to see what happens to him next. Dallas is off until Tuesday due to the All-Star break, and the injured players who made room for Morin's call-up likely will be back. Meanwhile, Morin is set to play -- and start -- in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday in Hershey, Pa. No matter what happens, Minnesota State will have to hang another banner in the Verizon Wireless Center sometime soon, putting him with David Backes, Ryan Carter, Tim Jackman, Jon Kalinski, Steve Wagner and Grant Stevenson.

1 comment:

DancingHockeyPuck said...

Awesome night for Travis. Great to see him get rewarded as he has produced at every level he has played at. They even let him take the opening face-off.