At 6’4” tall and 210 pounds, Kevin Morris is a big left winger who is not afraid to mix it up. Kevin comes from a hockey family background, with his father Mark playing for Colgate University, and the American Hockey League New Haven Nighthawks, before beginning a long and successful collegiate and professional coaching career.
Kevin is not the only Morris sibling playing hockey. His sister Emily won two national championships with the University of Wisconsin, and his brother played at SUNY Geneseo. Kevin, whom teammates call Mo, attended the prestigious Salisbury Preparatory School where he was team Captain and PIM’s leader while putting up 6 goals and 8 assists over 18 games. Kevin Morris’ play attracted the attention of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (the tier 1 junior league in the US), whom he joined in 2011. The 1992 birth year player scored 19 points for the Saints, and parlayed his USHL play into a Division 1 opportunity with the Miami University Redhawks.
For four years with the Redhawks, Kevin Morris averaged double digit points, and showed he was a workhorse playing in 153 games. In Mo’s senior season, he was selected as an Assistant Captain of the squad, and after the season, joined the Manchester Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League. Additionally that season, Morris played two games for the American Hockey League Binghamton Senators.
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Manchester has provided Kevin with a unique experience as his father coached the Monarchs from 2006-2014 before joining the Florida Panthers of the NHL. In his first full season with the New Hampshire based club, Mo played in 66 regular season games and 19 playoff games, scoring 21 goals and 45 points, while having a +8 performance and tacking on 93 penalty minutes.
Kevin spent the summer alongside NHL and KHL players training with noted Anaheim Ducks Assistant Strength Coach Justin Roethlingshoefer at The Hockey Summit in Estero, Florida. Fellow Redhawk Alumni Sean Kuraly and Blake Coleman were among the NHL players in attendance. Morris, who is a very articulate, intelligent professional athlete summed up what he thought of the invite only camp: “Everything from a training, recovery, competition, nutrition, supplementation and living standpoint was provided, and it is all first class. My baseline performance was scientifically measured and tracked. I was amazed at how much I improved, and I look to take what I have learned, as well as my improvement, into my second full professional season.”