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Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – July 10, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Shaone Morrisonn to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 
“Shaone is a mobile defenseman who defends very well,” said McPhee. “He is a key part of our future and we look forward to his continued growth.”
 
Morrisonn, 23, played in 80 of the 82 games in 2005-06, including each of the last 76. He led the team in blocked shots with 131 and led the team in ice time in eight games. Morrisonn ranked fourth among Capitals defensemen with 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) last season, and was second on the team and first among defensemen with a plus-7 rating. He also led the team with three shorthanded assists.
 
The 6’4”, 210-pound native of Vancouver was Boston’s first-round choice, 19th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft. The Capitals acquired Morrisonn from Boston March 3, 2004.

Shaone Morrisonn
Position: Defense
Birthday: Dec. 23, 1982 (Vancouver, B.C.)
Height: 6-4    Weight: 210    Shoots: Left
Acquired: From Boston with a first- and second-round choice in the 2004 Entry Draft for Sergei Gonchar, March 3, 2004.
Drafted: Boston’s first round pick, 19th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 South Surrey BCHL 19 0 2 2 13 - - - - -
1999-00 Kamloops WHL 57 1 6 7 20 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 - - - - -
  CAPITALS 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 - - - - -
2005-06 CAPITALS NHL 80 1 13 14 91 - - - - -
CAPITALS TOTALS   83 1 13 14 91 - - - - -  
NHL TOTALS   124 2 20 22 109 - - - - -  

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