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2021 NHL Draft Preview: Scott Morrow

“He has the ability to move the puck up ice, and he attacks the middle of the ice, which is a special quality."
Scott Morrow

BORN Nov. 1, 2002, Darien, Conn.

2020-21 Shattuck-St. Mary’s POS D

HT 6-2 WT 192 SHOOTS R

INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING SERVICES No. 99

Morrow needs to improve the defensive side of his game, but scouts like the fact he’s aware of the work he has to put in. Committed to the University of Massachusetts, he’ll be in a great environment to continue his development as the reigning NCAA champions have been a blueline factory of late.

As for the positives in Morrow’s game, they’re easy to find. “He has the ability to move the puck up ice, and he attacks the middle of the ice, which is a special quality,” said one scout. “He’s super passionate about hockey, he wants to be better, and he loves to learn about the game. Offensively, he’s probably one of the best defensive prospects I’ve seen.”

Could Morrow have gone to the USHL this season and faced tougher competition? Sure. But in the middle of a pandemic, staying in prep school at Shattuck-St. Mary’s seemed like a prudent decision. “It’s his third year at that level, and his play has been quite good, but at times he has looked bored,” said another scout. “But as far as the physical tools, they’re tremendous. He’s 6-foot-2 and extremely mobile, and his tools help him get out of trouble on breakouts and in transition.”

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This excerpt is from The Hockey News' Draft Preview issue. Purchase a digital copy of the issue here or subscribe to The Hockey News here.

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