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Derek Morris

Derek Morris  #53

Defenseman
NUMBER: 53 BIRTHDATE: August 24, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: CGY / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1997) NHL All-Rookie Team (1998) Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Jeff Shantz and Dean McAmmond for Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle, October 1, 2002. Traded to Phoenix by Colorado with Keith Ballard for Ossi Vaananen, Chris Gratton and Phoenix's 2nd round choice (Paul Stastny) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix for Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 25, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Boston for Phoenix's 3rd round choice (Anthony Camera) in 2011 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson