Flyer's forward unexpectedly retires after having career derailed by injuries

Published May 3, 2022 at 12:40

When the Philadelphia Flyers stepped to the podium at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and selected Samuel Morin, 11th overall, they had high hopes for the young defenseman. Unfortunately for Morin his career never reached full potential due to injuries that completely derailed his career. Morin's injury trouble dates all the way back to his time in the QMJHL, where he was never able to complete a full 68-game season. In his final year in the "Q", Morin was only able to compete in 38 games for the Oceanic.

In 2015-2016 Morin made his professional debut for the Leigh Valley Phantoms, playing in 76 games scoring 4 goals and adding 15 assists. Morin finally transitioned to the NHL making his debut appearing in 1 game in 2016-2017. The 6'7 defenseman, initially tore his ACL in 2018 and tore it again one-year later. Morin attempted a return in 2020-2021 as a forward, before being moved back to his natural position on defense. Morin was forced again to have surgery on the same knee this season and never made it back into the lineup.

Today during his media availability Flyer's General Manager, Chuck Fletcher announced the following news about Morin:

During his media address, PHI GM Chuck Fletcher said Samuel Morin will not be able to continue his career because there is too much damage to the knee. Team will discuss a job in the organization. Tough to see, Morin put in the work to come back time after time.

Hopefully Morin is able to find a role in the Flyers' front office that will allow him to continue his career in hockey without the need to continue to risk his body. It's always a disappointing day when a young promising career is cut short by injury.
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