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Derek Morris

35-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Morris was solid, but certainly not spectacular for the Coyotes last season. With 11 points and no goals in 39 games, Morris' point-getting days are well behind him. But he could deliver 100 each of hits and blocked shots if that brings you anything in your league format.

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/24/1978   BORN: Edmonton, Alberta   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

March 27, 2014  –  Derek Morris News

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Morris looks to be a likely scratch for the second straight game Thursday against the Devils, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Derek Morris NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 27 53 6 21 27 -7 54 91 6.6 2 1 4 0 4
2006-07 28 82 6 19 25 -18 113 129 4.7 1 0 2 0 2
2007-08 29 82 8 17 25 8 83 135 5.9 0 0 2 0 2
2008-09 30 75 5 15 20 -10 40 120 4.2 0 1 20:53 0 5 5 2:18 83 128
2009-10 31 76 4 25 29 2 37 120 3.3 0 0 21:27 2 11 13 2:17 65 112
2010-11 32 NHL PHO 77 5 11 16 -2 58 83 6.0 1 0 21:04 1 0 1 0:48 117 136
2011-12 33 NHL PHO 59 2 9 11 -12 38 72 2.8 0 0 18:59 0 1 1 0:51 95 78
2012-13 34 NHL PHO 39 0 11 11 -6 36 68 0.0 0 0 21:24 0 3 3 1:06 92 69
2013-14 35 NHL PHO 63 5 12 17 -2 41 82 6.1 0 0 19:27 0 1 1 0:33 99 104
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Derek Morris – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

19:27

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Derek Morris was on the ice for 19:27.

0:33

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Derek Morris was on the ice for 0:33 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 18:59 0:51
2012-13 21:24 1:06
2013-14 19:27 0:33

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Derek Morris 2013-14 NHL Game Log

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Derek Morris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morris was back in the lineup for Phoenix on Thursday playing 19:15 in a 2-1 loss to Boston. He was minus-1 on the night.

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Morris was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Tuesday.

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Morris was a healthy scratch for Monday's game against Tampa Bay. He was replaced in the lineup by Brandon Gormley.

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Morris (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate and appears set to play Thursday against the Jets, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Morris (upper body) practiced with the team Monday for the first time since being injured.

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Morris (upper body) skated on his own before Saturday's practice, Sarah McClellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Coach Dave Tippett said Morris remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Morris (upper body) will not travel with the team to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Stars.

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Morris left Friday's game with an upper-body injury and will not return.

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Morris scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.

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Morris, who has yet to register a point in 2014, was plus-1 and blocked six shots while registering two hits in just under 20 minutes of ice time Saturday.

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Morris picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Ottawa. He added five shots, three blocked shots, four hits and was plus-1.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Morris had one of the poorer performances fantasy-wise of his 14-year career in 2011-12, tallying 11 points, 38 PIMs, 95 hits and 78 blocked shots. While Morris is still a factor on the ice for the Coyotes -- and will likely continue to be in 2011-12 -- his shots on goals have steadily decreased over the last five seasons and his best fantasy days are more than likely behind him.

2011-12

Morris, who missed the playoffs last season, finished 2010-11 with five goals, 11 assists and a minus-2 rating. He isn't an offensive-minded fantasy defender and won't reward his owners by lighting the lamp often, but if you're in a league that considers hits (117) and blocked shots (136), Morris is a solid option in deeper leagues as long as he's healthy.

2010-11

At the trade deadline last season, Morris waved his no-trade clause to rejoin his former team. The Coyotes banked on Morris providing insurance on the blue line and they were not disappointed in what he brought back to the team. However, in the Coyotes' system, his skills are better used for defending the puck than shooting it. For 2010-11, any point that Morris scores will be a bonus as he looks to crack the 30 point barrier.

2009-10

Morris has more offense in his game than Aaron Ward, who he essentially replaces as a top four defenseman for the Bruins, but eyebrows were raised when the cap money freed up by shipping Ward to Carolina didn't go toward re-signing Phil Kessel. Morris' fantasy value is tied to how much power play time he sees, but we expect that at the very least, he'll be part of the second unit when the B's are up a man.

2008-09

Morris has developed into a very solid defensemen that can be counted on for consistency. He was a plus-8, and was second on the team with that statistic. Morris was also second among defensmen in points scored with 25 (8G 17A). He could be viable defensive option in deep fantasy leagues.

2007-08

Last season, Derek Morris scored 25 points (6 goals and 19 assists) but went a minus 18 as he was not stellar defensively. To his defense, he is used primarily against the opposing team's top lines, but last year's plus/minus rating was the worst he has had in his career. Typically, Morris would be considered the second defenseman behind Ed Jovanovksi, however the other defensemen on the team fared better last year. Morris is the second highest paid blue liner on the Coyotes and he looks to improve his less than stellar defensive numbers for 2007-2008.

2006-07

Injuries have plagued his career, but when healthy, he is a very good fantasy contributor. A late-round flyer on this guy is very worthwhile.

2005-06

Morris is the stalwart of the Coyotes defense that is being built around him. He should be the leading defensive scorer for Phoenix in 2005-06. Morris was acquired from Colorado in a trade deadline deal and is very durable, playing 83 games in 2003-04, tied for the most in the NHL.

2004-05