Reports from NHL salary cap website Puckpedia.com have the Blackhawks signing 21-year-old former Notre Dame left wing Cameron Morrison to a two-year entry-level contract. Morrison was a former second-round draft pick (40th overall) of the Colorado Avalanche in 2016, but his rights expired this week and therefore became a free agent.
The #Blackhawks have signed free agent 21 y/o LW Cameron Morrison to 2 year Entry Level Deal. Drafted 2nd Round by Colorado ‘16 & did not sign with them this week, becoming free agent. Pursued by several teams.
27 Points in 37 games at Notre Dame.https://t.co/S3KeUtQSsr
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) August 18, 2020
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward played four years at Notre Dame and averaged almost 24 points per season in 149 games. He had a career high 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in his senior season with the Fighting Irish this past year.
Prior to playing with Notre Dame, Morrison played with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL and amassed 66 points (34 goals, 32 assist) in 64 games.
The scouting report on Elite Prospects states the following:
A big, strong all-around player who thinks the game at a high level and executes plays with purpose and drive. Accelerates well and has no issues getting around the ice with haste; transition game will need some tweaks. Very good vision and puck skills, and has the size to make a difference driving to the net and causing havoc for the opposition’s defense. Defensively sound, using his size to his advantage along the boards and getting his stick in place to deflect passes out of harm’s way. Moving forward, Morrison will have every opportunity to develop into a smart power forward who can play in all situations and make it difficult on the opposition.