October 3, 2013, PRINCE ALBERT SK – The Winnipeg Jets announced this afternoon that they have signed Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Josh Morrissey to a standard entry level contract.
Morrissey was selected in the first round, 13th overall, by Winnipeg at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in New Jersey after scoring 15 goals and 32 assists for 47 points for the Raiders last season.
The 6′, 185-pound defenceman attended Jets training camp last month, including playing in a pair of pre-season games for the club, earning third star honours in his final taste of NHL exhibition action.
The Raiders newly appointed captain has had a strong start to the 2013-2014 WHL season following his return to Prince Albert, recording 5 points in 3 games.
The Raiders will put their undefeated record on the line tomorrow night as they host the defending Eastern Conference Champion Edmonton Oil Kings at the Art Hauser Centre at 7:00 PM. For tickets, visit www.raiderhockey.com, call (306) 764-GAME (4263) or stop by the Raiders office.