Breaking Down Joe Morrow

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Developmental Scrimmage July 14th

Joe Morrow is one of the Young Players under the Pittsburgh Penguins Control that has serious upside, and he showed it during the Developmental Camp this past week.    Joe currently plays for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, but do not be surprised to see him in a Penguins Uniform this season.

From his junior league pedigree, he is a player that knows how to handle the puck, and especially distribute it.     He has averaged more than 40 assists each of his last 2 seasons with the Winterhawks.    He also knows how to score in big situations, as he carries nearly a point per game during the past 2 playoff seasons,  including 10 goals.   Here is a sampling of Joe’s stats.

During the scrimmage, as mentioned, he played well.    His passes were paddle to paddle, and was rarely out of position.    Even for a scrimmage.

Joe was the Penguins 1st round draft pick last year, picking him 23rd overall.     He is only 19 years old and has the ability to be a 2 way player for the Pens.    The Penguins are very deep at Defense in the Minors and Juniors.     This year, he could probably see time in both Wilkes Barre and in Pittsburgh, but only  if the timing is right or if the injury bug continues to plague this team.   The Past 3 seasons, the Pens have suffered significant games lost due to injury.

I will be writing about several more of the up and comers that Pittsburgh Penguin fans could see soon.

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