Notre Dame’s Morrison to return to team of ‘best friends’ for ’19-20 senior season

Cam Morrison celebrates his goal Saturday night that proved to be the game-winner for Notre Dame (photo: Mike Miller/Fighting Irish Media)
Cam Morrison celebrates his goal that proved to be the Big Ten tournament game-winner for Notre Dame against Penn State on March 23 (photo: Mike Miller/Fighting Irish Media).
Notre Dame forward Cam Morrison announced Thursday that he will return to the team for his senior season in 2019-20.”At this time, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be returning for my senior season and to enjoy one more year with my best friends,” Morrison said in a statement. “I’m committed to getting my degree and I’m ready to get back to work with my teammates and coaches. We still have some unfinished business and our team is ready to put in the work to ensure more success moving forward.”Morrison has helped the Irish to back-to-back Big Ten Tournament championships, scoring the game-winning goal in the last two championship games. He notched the overtime winner versus Ohio State to secure the 2018 championship and then scored what proved to be the game winner this season when the Irish defeated Penn State 3-2 on March 23.Morrison is the active ND leader with 13 playoff points on eight goals and five assists in 17 career playoff games. He netted the overtime game-winning goal in Notre Dame’s 3-2 victory over Clarkson on March 29 to send the Irish to the 2019 NCAA Northeast Regional final.In three seasons, he has skated in 112 games for the Irish, scoring 31 goals and adding 37 assists for 68 points. Last season in the Frozen Four, he posted the primary assist on Jake Evans’ game-winning goal against Michigan, sending the Notre Dame to the national championship game.He was named to the 2018 and 2019 Big Ten All-Tournament teams and also was named to the 2019 NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team.Morrison was selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2016 NHL Draft.