|(9/1/17) Morin is determined to make the Opening Night roster, the Courier-Post reports. "I'm way more mature than my first camp when I was 18," he said. "I'm ready to go. I'm ready to compete for that spot and prove to (Flyers GM Ron Hextall) and his staff that I can be a really good NHL player."|
It's fair to deduce that Morin is healthy after going under the knife in May to repair both wrists. The Flyers have parted ways with Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz, so there's certainly room for the towering defenseman, though he'll reportedly have to compete with the likes of Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim and Phil Myers. If Morin does break camp, he should be an appealing option for fantasy owners involved in PIM-heavy leagues, having amassed 247 minutes in the sin bin over 150 games with AHL Lehigh Valley the past two seasons. However, the 22-year-old is no one-trick pony, as he's posted double-digit-assist totals for five straight years -- including three in the junior-league circuit with Rimouski Oceanic from 2012-15.