The bad news just continues for Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin. The team announced tonight that Morin has suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. Morin has played just 31 professional games since the start of the 2017-18 season. This is the second time he has torn the ACL in his right knee.
Morin, 24, was the 11th overall pick in 2013 and brought basically everything you would ever want in a defenseman. A huge 6’6″ frame that could skate, move the puck and compete physically, Morin won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Juniors and was a huge part of the Rimouski Oceanic’s QMJHL championship.
When he hit professional hockey, things still went quite well. Through two years in the minor leagues he became a horse for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and looked like he would be a key contributor to the Flyers in the future. Unfortunately, things have completely derailed to the point where it’s now unclear if he’ll ever be healthy enough to play at the highest level.