WINNIPEG - An afternoon of watching football and checking in on his fantasy team turned into a celebration for Josh Morrissey.
While he'll have to wait another day to find out if he was victorious in the team's fantasy football league this week, he was thrilled to learn he had a new two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, and the 23-year-old defenceman would be joining his teammates at training camp.
"I was watching it with (Blake Wheeler), (Mark Scheifele), and (Andrew Copp). They knew right away and gave me the big hugs and stuff like that. That's what makes it special," said Morrissey.
"That's what is great about team sport and that's why I love playing here, we have such a close group of guys and great friends and teammates to play with and compete with all the time. It was pretty cool to be with those guys when I got the news, and obviously talking to your family and those people close to you, it was a pretty cool day as well."