Where Are They Now? Ken Morrow
In honor of the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics getting underway, today we look back at a legend of the New York Islanders. He was also part of the 1980 United States Miracle on Ice team and that is Ken Morrow.
Ken Morrow who is from Michigan attended Bowling Green University in Ohio where he was a star defenseman. He represented Team USA at the 1978 Ice Hockey World Championship and was the 1979 Central Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year. He played a total of 550 games in the NHL from 1980-1989 all with the Islanders. He was drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 1976 draft but didn’t join the team until after his collegiate career ended.
In addition to a successful career at Bowling Green, Morrow was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team that later become known as the Miracle on Ice team. Morrow was the first player in history to capture Olympic gold and the Cup in the same year. He joined the Islanders after the 1980 Olympics and won the first of 4 straight Stanley Cups on Long Island. Morrow spent 10 seasons with the Islanders and for his career he scored 17 goals and had 88 assists. He also played in 127 playoff games scoring 11 goals and 22 assists. (Photo Credit: Classic Auctions)
The hockey career of Ken Morrow was a successful one as he is both a member of the Islanders Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. He will always be remembered as one of the great defenseman in the history of the Islanders. He is currently the Director of Pro Scouting with the Islanders, a position he has held since 2007. Morrow also had some coaching stints as an assistant after he retired including two years in the early 1990's with the Islanders. (Photo Credit: New York Islanders)