2012-13: Split his first pro season between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Texas of the American Hockey League ... Had 4-11=15 totals with 35 PIM in 57 games for the Penguins' affiliate before his March trade to Dallas ... Was then assigned to their AHL team where he finished with 1-3=4 totals in nine Texas Stars games.
JUNIORS: Played four seasons of junior hockey with Portland in the Western Hockey League with 33-118=151 totals and 251 penalty minutes in 226 career junior games ... Ranked second among WHL defensemen in scoring in his final season of 2011-12 with career season-highs in all offensive categories at 17-47=64 totals and was named a WHL First Team All-Star that year ... Played 43 playoff games in his final two junior seasons as the Winterhawks advanced to the WHL Finals in both years.
TRANSACTIONS: Pittsburgh's first pick, 23rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Dallas by Pittsburgh with 2013 fifth round draft pick (Matej Paulovic) for Brenden Morrow and Minnesota's previously acquired 2013 third round draft pick (Jake Guentzel), Mar. 24, 2013 ... Traded to Boston by Dallas with Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser for Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button, July 4, 2013.
ETC: Full name, Joseph Mathew Alexander Morrow ... Nickname, JoMo ... Single ... Both his father Dave (1977 by Vancouver) and his brother Josh (2002 by Nashville) were drafted by NHL teams before him ... Twitter, @jmorrow7.
CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a three-year entry level contract.