Morrison: THN Player of the Year

Michigan forward Brendan Morrison has been named The Hockey News 1995-96 U.S. College Hockey Player of the Year.

Morrison, a native of Pitt Meadows, B.C., tallied 28 goals and 44 assists for 72 points in 35 games with the Wolverines last season. Morrison will long be remembered by the Michigan faithful for his overtime goal against Colorado College to win the 1996 National Championship.

Morrison was also selected as College Sports Magazine’s 1995-96 Men’s Ice Hockey Athlete of the Year, Titan West First Team All-American, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, CCHA Player of the Year, Great Lakes Invitational Most Valuable Player, a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week five times last season.

Morrison, a senior this fall, has said he plans to return to Michigan to help the Wolverines defend their title.