Samuel Morin
Samuel Morin
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Philadelphia Flyers
DL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 9/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Flyers blue line will have a couple new faces in 2019-20, which makes it hard to predict where Morin will fit into the picture. Complicating matters, of course, is the fact that he'll be returning from an ACL injury that kept him out for most of last season. He played just five games with the big club and two with AHL Lehigh Valley in 2018-19, failing to tally a single point at either level. Fantasy owners that are still intrigued by Morin's first-round pedigree should plan on taking a wait-and-see approach with him during the first few weeks of the upcoming campaign. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year contract extension with the Flyers in June of 2018.
Preparing for 2020-21
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
Knee
April 10, 2020
Morin (knee) is not expected to be back until the 2020-21 campaign. General manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters, "Sam is progressing well. He has begun skating and is expected to be cleared to play in time for the 2020-21 season."
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Once fully fit, Morin figures to compete for a regular spot on the 23-man roster heading into next season. Depending on how well the Flyers feel the youngster is progressing in his development, they could opt to let veteran Justin Braun walk in free agency this summer.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
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    12:32
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Morin just signed a three-year deal to stay with the Flyers organization, but the ACL tear he suffered during the AHL playoffs is expected to keep him out until February. The 23-year-old played in two NHL games last season, and while he didn't post a point, he recorded a plus-1 rating, four PIM, seven hits and a block. He's no stranger to PIM, as he racked up 129 in 74 games with AHL Lehigh Valley in 2016-17.
Morin has terrific pedigree as the 2013 draft's No. 11 overall pick and terrific size at 6-foot-6, but that doesn't mean most fantasy owners will find him useful as he emerges into the NHL in 2017-18. His stats in the AHL last season serve as a pretty solid guideline -- the 22-year-old is coming off a 74-game season that saw him tally just three goals and 13 assists, but 129 PIM. Indeed, it'll be in PIM and hits where Morin will make his fantasy bacon while likely serving on the second or third pairing for the Flyers.
After he was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Morin has shown promising growth in the last year, as evidenced by his 31 points in 54 games in the QMJHL. He's not just a scorer -- Morin tallied 121 PIM and a respectable plus-12 rating, indicating he can impose his will on his opponents. Just remember that defensemen take longer to mature than other positions, especially ones who play with his type of physicality. The expectation is that Morin will be promoted to the AHL level this upcoming season.
The Flyers liked Morin so much they made him their first-round draft pick this year, ahead of some other highly-touted defensive prospects. The 6-foot-6 defender still needs some refining before he's ready to play in front of the Flyers' net. And being just 18, he'll likely spend some time maturing his skills in the AHL.
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Dealt bad injury news
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
Knee
November 7, 2019
The Flyers announced Thursday that Morin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is expected to be out for the reminder of the season.
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Sent on conditioning assignment
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
October 31, 2019
The Flyers loaned Morin to AHL Lehigh Valley on a conditioning assignment Thursday.
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Remains healthy scratch
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
October 24, 2019
Morin sat out for the eighth straight game to begin this season Thursday against the Blackhawks.
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Sitting in press box
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
October 11, 2019
Morin is still waiting to make his 2019-20 debut, as he's been a healthy scratch for each of the first two games of the season.
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Finishes 2018-19 with no points
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
April 9, 2019
Morin played five games in 2018-19 and posted a minus-3 rating with no points and five shots on net.
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