Quotable: Joe Morrow talks about trade, his game

I talked this evening to defenseman Joe Morrow, acquired from Pittsburgh on Sunday in the Brenden Morrow deal.  Here are a few quotes.

On where he was when he heard about the trade

“I was in a movie theater when my phone started blowing up more than usual. It started from the internet and I didn’t know if it was true or not. The internet is faster than somebody can call you nowadays.”

His thoughts on the trade

“I am looking at it as a good opportunity. It’s trying a different organization and hopefully I’ll get a shot to play soon, see what I can do and try to benefit their team as much as I would have benefitted any other team.”

On his first professional season (with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL)

“I definitely struggled the first half of the season trying to find my place and find positives in what I was doing. They nitpicked my game so hard in the defensive zone that I had to change a lot of things. I did that and after the halfway point of the season I’ve played with more confidence and it’s been a steady uphill climb from there. It’s been going good.”

On what he worked on defensively

“It was little things, stick positioning and where to go when I don’t have the puck. It was positional things, little things that were not easily corrected but after the halfway point of the season a new door opened and I kind of changed as a player. I’ve been progressing quite well.”

On how he sees himself as a player and what he brings to the ice

“Pace, I like to skate a lot with the puck and I think I am a fairly good skater. I’m offensive-minded and I’d classify myself as a two-way defenseman that can play a shutdown role in the defensive zone and also contribute offensively and be a consistent player like that. I have a pretty good shot and I like to shoot the puck.”

On the Stars considering putting him in a game later this week

“Hearing that eases the pain of being put on the chopping block. It’s extremely exciting to even have them talk about giving me that opportunity. I am going to take it, run with it and see what I can do.”

One Response to “Quotable: Joe Morrow talks about trade, his game”

  1. So excited to see what he can do!

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