Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Letter on His Jersey Won't Change the Way Morin Approaches the Game

Travis Morin (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Travis Morin was announced as the new captain of the Texas Stars last night. Morin has been with the team since Day 1 and holds most, if not all, of its offensive records. The center, who signed a new contract with Dallas last year that will keep him here for the next two season, has already been in a leadership role with the Stars for several seasons.

"The way I approach the game isn't going to change," said Morin. "It's just a letter on the jersey."

Morin is a quieter guy in the room. In his words, he's not 'rah-rah', but when a message needs to be relayed to his teammates, he's "I'm not afraid of it. When things need to be said, I'll be there to relay the message."

Morin has led by example for many of the younger players and plans to continue that now as captain.

"I don't think he's much different than Max," said Colton Sceviour, who played with Morin for several seasons before graduating to Dallas. "He's a guy you're going to follow on the ice, more a doer. He'll say things when they need to be said. He's a guy that will step up on the ice in a big situation. That's his number one attribute."

For his part, Morin is very happy to be where he is now after coming to Texas on a professional tryout in 2009.

"Coming here six years ago now, I was just looking for a chance to play in the AHL. I had no idea how long I'd be here or how far I'd go. I've been so fortunate."

Note: Texas's four captains have been Landon Wilson (2009-10), Brad Lukowich (2010-12), Maxime Fortunus (2012-15) and Travis Morin (2015-).

1 comment:

  1. A lot of people make a big deal over who is receiving the "C", many of those same people didn't like Max. It's doubtful any player will match the success the team had while Max was Captain. How will history reflect on Travis if his teams are bad? If the Texas Stars don't make the playoffs the next two years and Travis is Captain. At least this year it's a real possibility.

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