Welcome to this week’s version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.
For this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I am posing the question, what should the Jets do with Josh Morrissey?
The Jets have a good defenceman waiting in the wings, playing for the Manitoba Moose. His name is Josh Morrissey. Morrissey, 21 years old, was drafted 13th overall by the Jets in 2013. He is a left handed shooter and can hopefully be a useful 5-6 defenceman, getting Mark Stuart out of the lineup.
Morrissey is one of the elite defensemen in his age group. A key power play performer in junior hockey, his offensive instincts are immediately evident. He is an accurate passer and carries the puck with confidence. Morrissey is not hesitant to initiate the transition from defense to offense. His high level technical skills fit well with some of the young forwards in the Winnipeg system.
On paper, Morrissey seems to be a good fit for the Jets. This begs the question, is Josh Morrissey ready to make the step to the NHL?
What Would You Do Jets Nation?
Morrissey has a full season of AHL action under his belt with the Manitoba Moose. Is that enough seasoning for him to get NHL time? He only got 1 game during the 2015-16 season.
Should the Jets keep Morrissey in the AHL for more professional experience?