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Draft-eligible Morrison wins USHL Rookie of the Year

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

Draft-eligible forward Cameron Morrison has been tabbed as the United States Hockey League's Rookie of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

The Youngstown Phantoms centre led all rookies in scoring this past year with 34 goals and 66 points in 60 games. In addition to leading all Youngstown skaters in scoring, the Aurora, ON

product was second in the USHL in scoring and third in goals scored.

He participated in this year's USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, scoring one goal at the annual event.

Next season, Morrison will join the University of Notre Dame.

"Playing in the USHL this year was unbelievable," Morrison told the Phantoms' website. "The way I was treated as a player, as well as a person, was world class. Looking back on the year, I’m very thankful for all the staff and my teammates who were there to support me. I believe this league developed me into a college ready player for next year, and no other league in the world could do as much as the USHL did for me this year."

Morrison is the 46th ranked North American skater in the NHL Scouting Central Scouting Service's final set of rankings of draft-eligible players. He is expected to be a second or third round selection in this summer's NHL Draft.

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