What an absolute blow to a once-promising prospect.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin has retired at 26 due to a knee injury. Morin missed the entire 2021-22 season, with his last NHL game being May 8, 2021 against the Washington Capitals.
Drafted 11th overall by the team in 2013, Morin played in just 29 games over six years with one goal with the Flyers, with another 177 games over eight seasons with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The 6-foot-7 defender tore his ACL in his right knee in 2018 before tearing it again a year later. He returned in 2020-21 and started the season as a forward before moving back to defense. Morin had surgery this season to fix his knee and didn't return.
During a media address, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said the team will discuss finding a job for Morin within the organization.
What a tough blow for a player that battled so much throughout his career.