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Aug 15: Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Shoane Morrisonn

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Shaone Morrisonn (SHAWN MOHR-ih-suhn), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Morrisonn, 22, was selected 19th overall (first round) by Boston in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Bruins in 2002-03. Morrisonn was obtained from Boston in a trade for defenseman Sergei Gonchar March 3, 2004. The 6' 3", 205-pound native of Vancouver recorded four goals, 14 assists (18 points) and 63 penalty minutes in 71 games with the AHL's Portland Pirates in 2004-05.

In two NHL seasons Morrisonn has totaled one goal, seven assists (eight points) and 18 penalty minutes in 44 games. He totaled one goal, seven assists (eight points) and 10 penalty minutes in 33 games with Boston and Washington in 2003-04, recording an impressive plus-10 defensive rating in the process.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 2002-03, Morrisonn spent three seasons playing for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. He was named Kamloops' best defenseman in 2000-01.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Shaone Morrisonn 

Position: Defenseman

Birthday: December 23, 1982 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Height: 6-3         Weight: 205         Shoots: Left

Acquired: From Boston along with first- and second-round picks in 2004 NHL Entry Draft for defenseman Sergei Gonchar, March 3, 2004.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1999-00    Kamloops                  WHL               57       1       6       7         80             4       0       0       0       6

2000-01    Kamloops                  WHL               61      13      25      38       132             4       0       0       0       6                 

2001-02    Kamloops                  WHL               61      11      26      37       106             4       0       2       2       2     

2002-03    Boston                      NHL               11       0       0       0          8              -        -        -        -        -

               Providence                 AHL               60       5      16      21       103             4       0       0       0       6

2003-04    Boston                      NHL               30       1       7       8         10              -        -        -        -        -

               Washington              NHL                3       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -

               Providence                 AHL               18       0       2       2         16              -        -        -        -        -

               Portland                    AHL               13       1       4       5         10             7       0       1       1       4

2004-05    Portland                    AHL               71       4      14      18         63              -        -        -        -        -

              

               TOTALS                  NHL               44       1       7       8         18              -        -        -        -        

 

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