NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 ($300,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Morrow was placed on waivers today with the intention of assigning him to Binghamton (AHL) if he clears waivers tomorrow at 12:00PM.
Morrow, 26, spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets, scoring one goal and six assists for seven points. In 2017-18, he had a career year across the board with six goals, 10 assists for 16 points and 26 penalty minutes. He also appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff games and scored one goal- which was the go-ahead goal in the Jets first-ever post-season victory on April 11, 2018. The left-shooting defenseman has played 162 career regular-season NHL contests with Boston, Montreal, and Winnipeg, from 2014-19, and has nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points and 62 penalty minutes. In addition, the Edmonton, Alta., native has played in 158 career AHL games, with Wilkes-Barre, Texas, and Providence, recording 15 goals and 46 assists for 61 points with 83 penalty minutes.
The 6-0, 195lb. blueliner was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to his professional career, Morrow played three seasons, 2008-2012, with Portland (WHL).