Flyers Former First-Round Pick Forced To Retire

While speaking with the media, Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher announced that Samuel Morin is unable to continue his professional hockey career because of serious knee damage. With that, he also noted that the team will be aiming to find Morin a job with the franchise. 

Morin had a plethora of serious knee injuries during his career. He most notably tore his ACL in his right knee in 2018 and then again one year later. Yet, he managed to return to the ice during the 2020-21 campaign and even switched to left wing. However, this experiment was unfortunately short-lived, as he had knee surgery during the last offseason and was unable to play this campaign. 

This is such tough news to hear. Morin was selected with the 11th-overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. With this, he was expected to be a long-term part of the franchise, but due to constant injury trouble, the 6-foot-7 d-man never got the chance to be. 

In 29 career NHL games over five seasons, Morin had one goal, 45 penalty minutes, and a minus-10 rating. 

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