Ducks name Mark Morrison assistant coach

Photo: Manitoba Moose

The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday that Mark Morrison has been named an assistant coach. Morrison, 54, joins former Manitoba Moose head coach and Stanley Cup Champion, Randy Carlyle, behind the Ducks bench.

A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Morrison was previously with the Winnipeg Jets organization as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose (2015-17) and St. John’s IceCaps (2011-15). During Morrison’s time with the team, the Moose/IceCaps posted a record of 208-195-28-25 while reaching the Eastern Conference Final in 2012 and Calder Cup Final in 2014. The former New York Rangers draft pick spent four seasons with St. John’s before joining Manitoba.

Prior to the IceCaps, Morrison served as head coach and general manager of the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL, where he spent four years. Morrison also coached and played with the Fife Flyers of the British National League, winning Coach of the Year honors three times.

As a player, Morrison won the Adams Cup with the Central Hockey League’s Tulsa Oilers and was named Most Sportsmanlike Player in the 1980-81 Memorial Cup. Morrison played 10 games in the NHL with the Rangers from 1981-84, collecting 1-1=2 points.