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Flames agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Kenney Morrison

Touted as one of the top NCAA free-agents out of college, the Flames have signed the 23 year old Lloydminster native to a two year deal. He's a big ol' Alberta boy with a right handed shot.

WMU Broncos

Earlier today Bob was talking about the Flames being the front runners in signing Morrison. Regarded as one of the more exceptional players available, this will potentially help the depth issues on the blueline, especially as the Flames don't have the strongest prospect pool at defense. Ryan Lambert had some praise for the young defender, mentioning he was strong in shot generation with 105 attempts in 37 games.

Hockey's Future regards him as an excellent skating, two-way defenseman with size, noting an ability to jump up in play, capability to move the puck, and being equipped with one the hardest shots in the NCAA. Standing 6'2 and 205lbs already adds to the appeal of what Morrison may be able to bring to a team's blueline. The most important part to note is his skating ability meaning he isn't a pylon at the collegiate level.

In 37 games this season with the Western Michigan Broncos he has five goals and 10 assists. He finished with four goals and 15 assists last season. The contract signed would have him reporting to Adirondack potentially this season but more than likely we could see him playing in Stockton next season when the AHL affiliate relocates. Previously Morrison had attended an Edmonton Oilers camp.

He probably made a smart decision avoiding Edmonton.