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Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct 17--Ken Morrow

Ken Morrow

Selected by New York Islanders round 4 #68 overall 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
Selected by New England Whalers round 8 #86 overall 1976 WHA Amateur Draft.

Morrow is one of the few hockey players to win the Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal in the same year. The magic year for him was 1980. Morrow was 23 years old and a member of the 1980 USA Miracle on Ice squad that won the gold in Lake Placid in February. He then finished the 1980-81 season with the New York Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in May.
After Morrow started playing with the Islanders, he quickly proved he was an NHL-caliber player. The team's front office felt so confident with him in the lineup that they traded veterans Bill Harrison and Dave Lewis to the L.A. Kings for Butch Goring, the last player the Isles needed to put together a Cup-winning team.
In all, Morrow played 10 seasons in the NHL and was a member of the New York Islanders dynasty teams of 1980 to 1983 that won the Stanley Cup four straight times. Plagued by knee problems late in his career, Morrow was forced into early retirement. After his playing career, Morrow coached with Flint and Kansas City of the International Hockey League.
1980-1989N.Y. Islanders5501788105309
1980-1988N.Y. Islanders12711223397

Received these black sharpie signed cards TTM.

He also included this signed postcard.

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