For six WHA and one NHL season, Kevin Morrison was at the top of his game in a pro career that spanned from 1969 to 1980. He turned professional when he was drafted 35th overall in 1969 after an all-star and MVP year in the Quebec Junior League. His calling came when pro hockey was in a time of change with recent expansion and the challenge of the WHA to the NHL.
Morrison decided a move to the WHA might hasten his climb in the pro ranks. He became the first defenceman to score 20 goals in the WHA and he scored the most total goals by a rear-guard in the league. He played in 4 WHA All-Star games with the likes of Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull. Kevin Morrison is also a member of the Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame.
• Played 6 Seasons with the World Hockey Association
• Played 1 Season in the NHL
• Drafted 35th Overall 1969 with the NY Rangers
• Assisted Wayne Gretzky’s 1st Professional Goal