I only had to check the spelling once for the title, but as stated, Shaone (pronounced like Shawn) Morrisonn was signed by Buffalo to a 2 year deal. Financials not confirmed, rumored to be around $1.75mil/year but huge grains of salt there. He’s 27, having played the last several years with Washington, at times paired with Mike Green. 1G, 11A last year, he is more of a stay-at-home guy that clears out the front of the net (6’4″, 210 lbs). He had 163 hits last year, which would’ve put him first on the Sabres ahead of Kaleta. His 104 blocked shots last season would put him second to Tyler Myers.
Other notes on Morrisonn:
- Was once accused of biting Brandon Dubinsky
- He plays hurt
- He once fought Raffi Torres, which should build some goodwill with a certain set of Sabres fans
Really, with all of this, he reminds of Jay McKee. Big, similar numbers, shot blocker, hard hitter, all around tough guy. Not a big splashy move, but definitely a guy that can play a role on this team now.