GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Grrrowl announced that goaltender Mike Morrison has been recalled to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. Morrison served as the backup goaltender for the Oilers during the first week of the NHL season, returning to Greenville on October 14.
The Grrrowl is the ECHL affiliate of the Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Morrison is 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 3.01 and a save percentage of .895 in two games for Greenville.
In 2004-05, the 26-year-old Morrison was 13-10-2 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.74 and a save percentage of .924 in 26 games with Greenville and 2-5-5 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.73 and a save percentage of .939 in 14 games with Edmonton of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the seventh round (186th overall) by Edmonton in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Morrison was 12-8-2 with three shutouts and a team-leading goals-against average of 2.52 and a save percentage of .913 in 27 games with Toronto of the American Hockey League in 2003-04. Recalled to Edmonton in February 2004, Morrison dressed as a back-up to Tommy Salo for the Oilers games at Nashville on February 15 and Detroit on February 16, but did not see any playing time.