RAPID CITY, SD — Adam Morrison is quickly making his mark in the Black Hills as he was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of 11/14 to 11/20. Over that stretch, he was the starter between the pipes against the then-top team in the league, Tulsa Oilers.
During the first game, he posted a 37-save shutout that led to a 2-0 Rush win on Wednesday. The shutout was the eighth of his career. He followed that performance up on Friday stopping 36-of-38 shots en route to a 3-2 Rush win. He posted a 1.00 GAA and a save percentage of 97.3%.
“I’m very grateful to be receiving this award, and to be given this opportunity from the Rapid City Rush organization,” said Rush goaltender Adam Morrison on receiving his third Goaltender of the Week honor. “Also, I’d like to thank my teammates because they are the reason that I am in this position and a big reason why we have walked away with eight points in our last four games. This is a nice way to start with a new team, but I expect a lot from myself and am only going to continue to work and keep moving forward.”
Morrison was acquired by the Rush from the Reading Royals. Since coming to the Black Hills he has won all three starts in a Rush jersey with a 1.00 GAA and an overall save percentage of 97.4%. Overall he has played in 75 games in the ECHL while spending time with the Reading Royals, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Fort Wayne Komets, Utah Grizzlies, and South Carolina Stingrays. His record during that stretch is 36-23-12 with a 2.68 GAA and a save percentage of 91.3% along with eight shutouts. He was also selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Draft.
“Adam has come in and played lights out for us. He absolutely deserves this recognition” said Rush Head Coach Mark DeSantis on his netminder’s recognition. “He has given us the confidence as a group to know we have great goaltending and that he can come up with the big saves we need.”
He becomes the third Rush goaltender to win the award. Current teammate Marek Langhamer and current goaltending consultant Danny Battochio won the honor last season.