OHL Alumni Classics: Dave Morrison

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dave morrison manchester storm bisl ontario hockey league alumniDave Morrison played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1979-80 to 1981-82, all with the Peterborough Petes. In his second season with Peterborough, Morrison was the team leader in goals (44) and points (97). In his final season, despite only playing 53 games, he was the team’s goal scoring leader with 33.

Dave was taken by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 1980 NHL draft, 34th overall. Morrison appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, split between the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks.

Morrison’s claim to hockey fame came in Germany’s Oberliga (Tier 3) and 2.Bundesliga (Tier 2) where he played from 1985-86 to 1992-93 (With exception to 1988-89 when Dave played for Herisau in Switzerland’s National League B). In that time, Dave contributed 926 points in 271 total games with Stuttgart, Ratingen and Kassel.

In 1986-87, Morrison put up incredible numbers with Stuttgart in the Oberliga. In just 26 games, Dave scored 95 goals and added 85 assists for 180 points and then added an additional 59 points in 14 playoff games. The following season, he notched 83 goals and 156 points with Stuttgart in the 2.Bundesliga.

The outragous point totals would drop, understandably, as Dave moved up to the 1.Bundesliga (which became the Deutsche Eishockey Liga or DEL in 1994-95). Still, the numbers were respectable as Dave played two seasons with Eisbaren Berlin and Kassel Huskies.

Morrison finished out his professional hockey playing career in Great Britain. Dave played two seasons with the Manchester Storm of the BISL (British Icehockey Super League), 1997-98 and 1998-99.

Currently, Dave Morrison is the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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