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Nipissing Lakers shore up defence by adding former OHLer Brody Morris

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The Nipissing Lakers men’s hockey team has announced the signing of defenceman Brody Morris, an OHL/OJHL graduate. Morris recently wrapped up his junior career with the Wellington Dukes, as well as spending time with Hamilton Bulldogs and Belleville Bulls. The 21-year-old is looking forward to taking the next step in his hockey career. Morris says he’s heard nothing but good things about the program, the staff and school itself. He says all the players he’s talked to have all said it’s a blast to be in North Bay and the school is great.

Morris suited up for 113 games in the OHL over three seasons, beginning in 2013-14. He also played 133 games with the Dukes in the OJHL, picking up 67 points, which included 15 goals. Morris was originally drafted by the Bulls in 2012, in the ninth round, 172nd overall. Lakers head coach Mike McParland likes the way his blue line is shaping up and is excited to add Morris to that mix. McParland says after playing parts of two years with the Belleville Bulls and another with Hamilton, Morris played his overage year with Wellington in the OJHL honing his offensive side of the game. For the most part, Morris agreed with McParland’s assessment of his style, noting defence first, but the ability to put up points is there as well.

The native of Corbyville, Ontario picked up 100 penalty minutes in his final season in the OHL and 147 this past season with Wellington. Morris says he’ll be happy to contribute to the team anyway he can and wants to help the program get back to the post-season. Morris finished by saying playing in both the OHL and OJHL has allowed him to see the game at different levels, and he believes that experience has prepared him for the jump to the university level.

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