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Penguins pick Morrow at 23 in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 10:19 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have selected Portland Winterhawks defenseman Joe Morrow with the 23rd pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

A smooth skating puck moving blueliner, Morrow sees the ice well and has the ability to rush the puck himself. The six-foot-one defenseman also has a cannon of a shot. Morrow isn’t shy to throw the body around either, and has been known to defend a teammate at the drop of his gloves.

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Where Morrow needs to improve is in his understanding of the defensive end. At times he can get running around in his own end and he needs to improve his gap control. Not unlike other offensive defensemen, Morrow needs to pick his spots better when jumping into the play.

Aaron Vickers is the managing editor of Future Considerations and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VickersFC. Follow the latest Future Considerations news and posts, follow FC’s Official Twitter Feed at www.twitter.com/FCHockey, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/futureconsiderations and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FCHockey

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