The Winnipeg Jets drafted defenseman Josh Morrissey with the 13th overall selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn’t seen time with the club just yet.
Now, that will change.
The Jets announced the official recall of 20 year old Morrissey on Friday afternoon, bringing the blue liner onto the active roster in time for the team to see him make his potential NHL debut as early as tomorrow evening against the Montreal Canadiens. The Central Division club has yet to confirm whether or not he’ll see ice time during the game, which will take place at the MTS Centre tomorrow at 7:00 PM CST.
Morrissey is currently playing in his first full season of pro hockey, coming off an impressive final year of WHL play split between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Kelowna Rockets. In 56 games with the Manitoba Moose so far, the blue liner boasts three goals and 22 points; that’s good for second on the team in scoring amongst defenseman, despite being one of the youngest players on the AHL roster.
In addition to the recall of Morrissey, the Jets also brought forward JC Lipon up to the NHL on Friday. Lipon, who is second in scoring for the AHL Moose this year with 30 points in 45 games, is a former third round pick of the Jets from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He currently boasts two games of NHL experience with the Jets this year already.