Jeremy Morin: Kitchener Rangers Grad Well-Traveled In 2017-18

jeremy morin tucson roadrunnersIt’s been an interesting first half of 2017-18, to say the least, for Jeremy Morin. The Kitchener Rangers grad is certainly getting to see the world. After just three games in the KHL to start the season, he has also played in the ECHL and Finland’s Liiga. Morin has now signed on for the month of December with SC Bern in Switzerland’s National League A.

Jeremy Morin

Jeremy Morin played a single season in the Ontario Hockey League, 2009-10, with the Kitchener Rangers. He was a fourth round pick by the Kitchener, Ontario team at the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, 69th overall. He chose to play in the U.S. National Team system before finally joining the Rangers.

Morin made the best of that one season, scoring 47 and assisting on 36 for 83 points over 58 regular season games. He added 21 points in 20 playoff games. His goal total tied him for fourth in the OHL with Alex Hutchings of the Barrie Colts and Jeremy was named a Second Team All-Star. The Rangers reached the Western Conference finals before losing to the Windsor Spitfires in seven games.

That year, Morin played for the U.S. at the 2010 IIHF World Juniors, held in Saskatchewan. The team won gold, beating Canada 6-5 in overtime in the final game. The following year, he again played for the United States with the tournament played in Buffalo, New York. The U.S. took home bronze, beating Sweden after losing to Canada in the semi-final.

The Atlanta Thrashers selected Morin in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 45th overall. He signed an entry level contract with the Thrashers in June, 2010 but was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks later that month. Since 2010-11, Jeremy has played pro hockey in the NHL, AHL, KHL, ECHL and Finland’s Liiga.

Morin’s National Hockey League experience consists of 82 regular season games between 2010-11 and 2014-15 with the Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets. Over that time, he scored ten goals and assisted on 12 for 22 points. In 2013-14 with Chicago, he played in his only two Stanley Cup playoff games.

Jeremy’s 2017-18 season started with Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk in the KHL, a team he played just three games with. Next, Morin headed back to North America to play two games in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays. HPK from Finland’s Liiga offered him a tryout and he played seven games with that team before being released. Morin is now with SC Bern on a one month contract.

SC Bern

SC Bern was established in 1931 and plays home games at the 17,031 seat PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland. The venue opened in 2008. Since 1988-89, the team has won nine National League A championships. SC Bern is currently looking for a three-peat after winning the title in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Things are looking good with the team sitting first overall in the 12 team NLA with 27 of 50 games in the books.

Jeremy Morin OHL Stats

Season Team GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Kitchener Rangers 58 47 36 83 76
58 47 36 83 76

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