The Devils announced today that they have signed former Winnipeg Jet, Boston Bruin and Montreal Canadien Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 at the AHL level with $300,000 guaranteed.
Morrow was immediately put on waivers by the team and will report to the Binghamton Devils tomorrow pending clearing waivers at 12 PM tomorrow.
Morrow, a 26-year-old defenseman, played for Winnipeg last season and had his best year (according to the press release) in 2017-18 with the Jets. That season, he tallied six goals and ten assists (16 points) and registered 26 penalty minutes. He also played in six playoff games for the Jets, as they went to the Western Conference Final, ultimately losing to Vegas. His lone goal in that playoff was the go-ahead goal in the current iteration of the Jets’ first playoff win (April 11, 2018 against the Minnesota Wild) according to the press release.
He has appeared in 162 career NHL games (2014 to 2019) with Winnipeg, Boston and Montreal. The Edmonton-native’s career totals are nine goals, 23 assists (32 points) to go with 62 career penalty minutes.
At the AHL level, he has played in 158 career games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Texas Stars and Providence Bruins. There he has 15 goals and 46 assists (61 points) and 83 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 195-pound left-shooting journeyman was the Penguins’ first pick (23rd overall) in the 2011 Draft. He played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks from 2008 to 2012.