Maine Hockey Journal

Morin released from Canucks camp

The Lewiston Maineiacs will be getting another player back in time for this weekend as Pierre-Olivier Morin was released from the Vancouver Canucks after this evening’s game in Vancouver, BC.

The Canucks dropped a 3-2 to the Calgary Flames as Morin played 10 minutes, going scoreless with plus-1 rating.

Morin, 19, made quite the impression with the Canucks out of rookie camp that he was invited to main camp for an extended look.

One opportunity, he certainly wasn’t going to let slip by.

“What I had in my mind coming here was to prove to myself that I belong,” Morin told the Vancouver Sun. “I am an invite player so I have nothing to lose.”

Morin was the leading scorer for the Maineiacs last season with 65 points (20g, 45a) in 67 games and was hoping that his name would be called on Draft day, but that never happen. Instead, he found himself with an invite to the Canucks that he hopes will translate into a contract next season with some NHL club.

“For sure, I would hope to get a contract at the end of the camp,” he said to the Sun. “Now I am just trying to go day by day and give everything I have. That’s what kind of player I am. I can score goals, I like to work hard.”

Morin could be back on the ice in Lewiston on Thursday pending any travel issues from Vancouver, along with Sam Carrier and Michael Chaput, who was released by their respective NHL clubs yesterday. That should provide a huge boost for the Maineiacs heading into the weekend as everybody that participated in NHL training camps are now back with the club.

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