Joseph Morrow
North American Skater
LAST CLUB TEAM: Portland, WHL
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 197
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: December 9, 1992
HOMETOWN: Sherwood Park, AB
BORN IN: Edmonton, AB, CAN
MID RANK: 16
FINAL RANK: 12
• During the 2011 Western Hockey League playoffs he ranked second among all defensemen with 20 points (6-14--20) in 21 games as Portland made it to the WHL final.

• In 2010-11, Morrow led the Portland defensemen with 49 points and six power-play goals (9-40--49) in 60 games, surpassing his 2009-10 numbers by 18 points (7-24--31).

• There is no shortage of hockey lineage in the Morrow family: his father, Dave, was drafted by Vancouver in the 1977 amateur draft and by the Cincinnati Stingers in the WHA draft -- he went on to play 10 games in the World Hockey Association with the Indianapolis Racers; his brother, Josh, was drafted 203rd overall in 2002 by Nashville (a shoulder injury ended his hockey career at the junior level); and his uncle, Darrell, played four years at the University of Denver.

• Morrow is one of four Portland Winterhawks ranked by Central Scouting -- he is joined by forwards Sven Baertschi (No. 7 ranked) and Ty Rattie (No. 17 ranked) and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon (No. 40 ranked). In 2010, eight players were drafted from Portland.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL player: Chicago’s Brent Seabrook
Shootout move: “Fake shot, then backhand”
Video game: Call of Duty
Movie: Inception
TV show: Entourage
Cartoon: Tom and Jerry
Website: WHL.com
Restaurant: Salty’s
Breakfast food: Eggs benedict
Superhero: Superman