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Goaltender Morrison joins Mallards


MOLINE, Ill. – The Quad City Mallards have signed goaltender Adam Morrison for the 2015-16 season.

The Mallards are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild.

Morrison enjoyed a standout campaign with the South Carolina Stingrays last season. The 24-year-old finished tied for third in the ECHL in shutouts (4) while posting a 1.88 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage along with a 15-5-2 record in 23 games. Morrison also appeared in one American Hockey League game for the Providence Bruins.

The White Rock, British Columbia native rebounded last season after a hip injury limited him to just two games with the Stingrays in 2013-14. As a rookie in 2012-13, Morrison went 7-12-4 in 24 ECHL games with the Stingrays and Utah Grizzlies and turned in a 3.71 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Morrison got his first taste of professional hockey when he played a single game for Providence late in the 2011-12 season.

Before turning pro, Morrison, who was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (81st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League. He went 79-38-10 and recorded a 2.93 goals-against average, an .899 save percentage and five shutouts in 136 career games with the Saskatoon Blades and Vancouver Giants. After helping Saskatoon to division titles in 2008-09 and 2010-11, Morrison moved from the Blades to the Giants early in the 2011-12 season. He finished his final junior campaign fourth in the WHL in wins and tied for tenth in minutes played (3,257) while going 36-17-3 with a 2.82 goals-against average, an .899 save percentage and one shutout.