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Capitals Sign Shaone Morrisonn

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


Morrisonn (pronounced SHAWN MOHR-ih-suhn), 25, played his third full season with the Capitals in 2007-08, recording 10 points (one goal, nine assists) and 63 penalty minutes in 76 games. He had a +4 plus/minus rating, including a +14 mark in the 55 games under head coach Bruce Boudreau. Morrisonn finished fourth on the team with an average of 20:16 of ice time per game. Morrisonn played in all seven Capitals playoff games, despite suffering a broken jaw, and recorded one assist.

With the signing of Morrisonn, Washington has 18 of the 20 forwards and defensemen who played for the team in the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs under contract, including 14 of the 15 players who had a point in the team’s seven playoff games. The team’s top 10 scorers from the 2007-08 regular season are all under contract for 2008-09.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was acquired from Boston in 2004 and has played 278 career NHL games, 237 of them for the Capitals. He has had a positive plus/minus rating each year of his NHL career and has recorded 45 points (six goals, 39 assists) and 278 penalty minutes.

Shaone Morrisonn
Defense
Ht.: 6’4”        Wt.: 210        Shoots: Left
Born: Dec. 23, 1982 (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Drafted: Boston’s first-round choice, 19th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft
Acquired: From Boston with a first- and second-round choice in the 2004 Entry Draft for Sergei Gonchar, March 3, 2004

Career Statistics
                Regular Season                                            Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    +/-    PP    SH    GW    S    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1998-99    South Surrey    BCHL    19    0    2    2    13    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
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    0    0    0    0    4    -    -    -    -    -
    Providence    AHL    60    5    16    21    103    -    -    -    -    -    4    0    0    0    6
2003-04    Boston    NHL    30    1    7    8    10    10    0    0    0    13    -    -    -    -    -
    CAPITALS    NHL    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    -    -    -    -    -
    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    7    0    0    0    56    -    -    -    -    -
2006-07    CAPITALS    NHL    78    3    10    13    106    3    0    0    0    46    -    -    -    -    -
2007-08    CAPITALS    NHL    76    1    9    10    63    4    0    0    1    47    -    -    -    -    -
CAPITALS TOTALS        237    5    32    37    260    14    0    0    1    150    7    0    1    1    6
NHL TOTALS        278    6    39    45    278    24    0    0    1    167    7    0    1    1    6
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