FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Morrow for a Morrow.
The Dallas Stars have traded Captain Brenden Morrow to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for young defenseman Joe Morrow.
Morrow has been one of the most popular players for the Stars ever since entering the league in the 1999-2000 season. He had spent his entire career in Dallas up to this point. He has 6 goals and 5 assists through 23 games this season.
The Stars get a young defenseman in Joe Morrow and also receive a future fifth round pick. In addition to Brenden Morrow, the Penguins receive a future third rounder from Dallas.
Today, Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk released the following statement:
“Brenden Morrow has represented everything we could ever ask for in a Dallas Star over the past 14 years, giving his heart and soul to this franchise. On behalf of the entire Dallas Stars organization, we wish Brenden nothing but the best going forward and thank him sincerely for his years of service. That being said, we had a great opportunity to acquire a young, top-end defenseman in Joe Morrow and we are delighted to add him to our organization. We identified Joe as an outstanding prospect and a target for acquisition if ever available, and we feel he can solidify our blue line for the foreseeable future.”
Joe Morrow has yet to see action in the NHL, and has recorded 4 goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the WHL League so far this season. He was drafted by Pittsburgh 23rd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Brenden Morrow will be a free agent following the season.
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