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Jets’ Josh Morrissey nominated for the 2021-22 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

On Monday, the Winnipeg Jets announced that defenceman Josh Morrissey will serve as the club’s representative for the 2021-22 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Recognized for his remarkable efforts, Morrissey, 27, is currently enjoying the best statistical performance of his seven-year NHL career. The 6-foot-0, 195-pound blueliner has set new career-highs in goals (12), points (35) and average ice-time (23:43 minutes per game).

Additionally, he’s also posted 168 shots on goal, 150 hits, 100 blocks and 25 takeaways across 76 games.

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Sadly, Morrissey lost his father, Tom, to cancer over the off-season. In his honour, the 13th-overall selection from the 2013 NHL Draft has elevated his craft to another level this season.

All 32 NHL teams will feature a nominee for this year’s Bill Masterton Trophy. The winner will be revealed during the league’s award show, which is scheduled to be held between Game 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Winnipeg will host the Philadelphia Flyers at Canada Life Centre on Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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