April 17, 2024

Hurricanes sign 2021 2nd-round pick Morrow to 3-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes signed considered one of their high prospects Tuesday with University of Massachusetts defenseman Scott Morrow becoming a member of the membership on a three-year entry-level contract.

Morrow joins the Hurricanes lower than per week after UMass was eradicated by nine-time nationwide champions, the University of Denver, in a double-overtime sport within the opening spherical of the Division I males’s NCAA match.

He completed this season with six objectives and 30 factors in 37 video games which ranked tied for thirteenth amongst defensemen within the nation.

Because Morrow graduated college in three years, it meant he was slated to turn out to be an unrestricted free agent in August. His deal will begin this season which suggests he’ll earn $807,500 on the NHL stage within the 2024-25 season and $832,500 on the NHL stage within the 2025-26 season.

“Scott is a dynamic, offensive-minded defenseman who has consistently been one of the top-performing blueliners in college hockey,” Canes basic supervisor Don Waddell mentioned in an announcement. “He has proven the drive and dedication to graduate in three years, and we glance ahead to the subsequent steps in his growth.

The 21-year-old Morrow was a second-round pick by the Hurricanes again in 2021. He burst onto the scene as a freshman who scored 13 objectives and 33 factors in 37 video games for the Minutemen, a yr after they received the primary nationwide title in program historical past.

Morrow had 9 objectives and 31 factors in 25 video games in 2022-23 earlier than having his third consecutive 30-point marketing campaign this season. He leaves UMass with 28 objectives and 94 factors in 109 video games for a mean of 0.86 factors per sport.

His arrival now presents the Hurricanes with the choice to have him play within the AHL or the NHL.

The Hurricanes are the one NHL workforce with out an AHL affiliate this season, and it is led to a number of of their prospects within the AHL taking part in for various groups all year long. It’s attainable the Canes may look to do the identical with Morrow or strive to discover house for him on their roster that presently has seven defensemen.