Blackhawks Acquire Brendan Morrison From Calgary Flames
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Brian Connelly, the team announced Friday.
Morrison, 36, has appeared in 923 career National Hockey League regular-season games over 15 seasons, collecting 200 goals, 601 points and 446 penalty minutes. The Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, native, has spent each of the last two years with the Calgary Flames.
He collected his 200th career NHL goal Jan. 1 against Nashville and his 600th career NHL point on Dec. 29 against New Jersey, the Blackhawks said in a news release.
Morrison has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs nine times during his career, racking up 29 points (8G, 21A) and 40 penalty minutes in 58 postseason tilts.
Connelly, 25, has spent parts of the last four seasons as a member of the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, tallying 126 points (21G, 105A) in 211 regular-season games. He originally signed with the Blackhawks on June 8, 2009.