Sunday, April 20, 2014

Travis Morin Wins Sollenberger Trophy as League's Top Scorer

Travis Morin accepts the league MVP award last night
(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Now that the season is over, Travis Morin can lay claim to one more award, the John B. Sollenberger Trophy, as the leading scorer in the AHL. Morin finished the year with 32 goals and 56 assists for 88 total points. He was also named the league's MVP on Friday. Morin has led the league in scoring from Game 1 to 76 after putting up four points in the opening night game against Chicago.

Fellow Texas Star Colton Sceviour led the league in goals for a time before his recall to Dallas allowed Charlotte's Zach Boychuk to overtake him for the Willie Marshall Award. It is the second time that a Texas Star has finished second in league goal scoring. In 2011-12, Norfolk forward Cory Conacher scored a hat trick in the final game of the season to pass Texas' Matt Fraser and beat his goal total by two.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that center Travis Morin has won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the leading scorer in the AHL.

Morin, who was voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player this season, led the league in scoring wire-to-wire after notching four points for Texas on opening night. He finished with 88 points (32 goals, 56 assists) in 66 games played for the Stars, doubling his 44-point output from a year ago and helping Texas to the best record in the AHL. The CCM/AHL Player of the Month in both October and January, Morin began the season on a 10-game scoring streak and went without a point in consecutive games on just four occasions all year.

A 30-year-old native of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Morin also appeared in four games with the Dallas Stars this season, picking up an assist for his first career NHL point. In 350 career AHL games with Texas and Hershey, Morin has totaled 99 goals and 197 assists for 296 points.

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