Jeremy Morin, forward
2013-14 cap hit: $735,000| Age: 23 | Season stats: 5 goals, 6 assists, plus-5
Season recap: Morin had a frustrating season as he traveled back and forth between the Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. He was recalled four times by the Blackhawks throughout the season. He played well when given a chance, but struggled to stick in the lineup.
Season highlight: Morin had a four-game points streak, which included three goals and one assist, from April 3-9.
Season lowlight: Morin was a healthy scratch for 17 playoff games despite playing well late in the regular season.
Final grade: C+.
Inside the numbers: Morin led the Blackhawks with a 62.6 Corsi percentage and with 12.6 shots on goal per 60 minutes, according to extraskater.com.
Notes: Morin had a 13-game points streak, which included 11 goals and nine assists, with the IceHogs this season.
Quotes: “I just think Mo really, I think he progressed this year,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after the season. “He didn’t get much of a chance in the playoffs, but I think that Mo has a good ability to score goals. He’s got the unpredictability offensively that, it’s a nice trait to have. It’s the unpredictability of being consistent and defensively being reliable that, putting that all together is what we’re looking for. And he gets that, the last couple of those things tightened up, you know, I think Mo could grow as a player and all of a sudden his opportunity could be enhanced. But there’s potential there. I like the way he competes and offensively he’s got some nice traits as well.”
What’s next: Morin will become a restricted free agent on July 1. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman recently said he would like for Morin to re-sign.