Change has been a widespread word thrown around this past Summer. Not the type of change you would anticipate to hear on MSNBC or FOX News, but more of the change the NHL Network has been speaking of.
The Chicago Blackhawks roster has been rearranged in more ways than one, and Jeremy Morin desires to be part of that change.
At only 19 years old, Morin was attained in an epic trade that sent Stanley Cup champions Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel to the Atlanta Thrashers.
Morin himself is incredibly energized to hopefully be a part of this movement for the Blackhawks.
Prior to the deal being made, Morin was a player the Blackhawks always had their eyes on.
Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff claimed that they scouted Morin very heavily in his draft year.
A natural goal-scorer, Morin was drafted quickly in the second round of the 2009 Entry Draft.
Last season, he had 47 goals and 83 points with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Morin sustained to establish himself as a goal-scorer right from the start verse the Maple Leafs and Penguins prospects.
The Blackhawks will look hard at Morin in London, where he hope to make the kind of impression that will earn him a NHL roster spot.
Realistically, Morin will find himself heading back to Kitchener.
As exceptional as Morin may appear, another season of performing for the Kitchener Rangers before coming to the NHL is just what he needs.
The Blackhawks’ organization is incredibly cautious on their decisions to bring players to the NHL. They are familiar in the finer points of player development.
Patience is what Cheveldayoff declares to be the success of the Blackhawks the past few seasons.
The teams’ core of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook were all drafted and steadily brought up in the Blackhawks organization.
Mikal Elyse is a contributor of bleacherreport.com and partner of chicagosportsauthority.com