By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck
The Winnipeg Jets will send Josh Morrissey to the St. John’s IceCaps after his Prince Albert Raiders were dumped out of the Western Hockey League’s playoffs on Wednesday night.
Morrissey, 18, will join up with the IceCaps for their remaining 10 regular season games as well as any playoff action they will see. The IceCaps currently sit in fourth place in the American Hockey League’s Eastern Conference.
Morrissey finished second in scoring among defencemen this season in the WHL with 73 points, including 28 goals — a Raiders record for blue-liners.
The Calgary native won gold at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as well as the IIHF World U-18 Championship and represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
The 6-foot, 186 pound Morrissey was selected in the first round, 13th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. On October 3, 2013 the Jets signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract.