Thursday, May 21, 2009

Morbeck to the Greyhounds

Press Release

The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased to announce that right-winger Trevor Morbeck has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the Ontario Hockey League club.

The native of Jackson, Wisconsin was selected by the Hounds in the 3rd Round (60th overall) of the OHL’s Priority Selection held earlier this month. The 6’1”, 185-lb winger played last season with Team Illinois U-16’s where in 74 games played he grabbed 48 goals and 61 assists, good for 109 points, and 51 penalty minutes.

“It’ll be a process,” stated Hounds GM Dave Torrie following the signing. “He has a late birth date and he’s a big kid. As he matures, we think he’ll be a powerful winger who has good hands, can skate and score some goals. But next season is going to be an adjustment from what he’s used to.”

“It’s amazing. It’s been a great experience here.” said Morbeck at the conclusion of the team’s mini-camp held this past weekend. “I’d always heard this was a great hockey town. I’ve just really enjoyed my time here and I’m excited and very happy I signed.”

Morbeck joins 1st overall pick Daniel Catenacci in signing with the Hounds since the Priority Selection.

SCOUTING REPORT - Morbeck is a big winger that possesses some physical tools. He plays a pretty simple and effective game, skating up and down his wing supporting the puck and the play while doing all the little things that helps a team to be successful. He skates well for a bigger man, utilizing a long strong stride that generates power. He is hard to move from in front of the net. He also displays a better than average touch with the puck.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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