Arguably the most prestigious AHL award aside from the Calder Cup, is the MVP award. It’s a special award that shows not only your strong play, but your dedication and leadership with your hockey team. It’s like a pat on the back and knowing that your team couldn’t have done what they did without you doing your thing. The AHL has decided upon their 2013-2014 MVP and the winner is Travis Morin.
No one in the AHL had a better offencive year than Travis Morin of the Texas Stars. He began the year with a 4 goal night and never looked back, leading the AHL in scoring right until the final buzzer of his AHL regular season. He finished the year with an impressive 87 points, including 32 goals and 55 assists.
Playing in his 7th year of AHL hockey with the Texas Stars, Morin noticed something different in his game this season stating that “everything clicked” for him.
His pro career began when he was drafted in the 9th round of the 2004 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals. After spending time in the ECHL, Morin signed a one-year deal with the Stars in 2010 and has not looked back.
He’s played just 3 games with the Dallas Stars but has made an impression with the Stars farm team. He helped lead the Texas Stars to their first Calder Cup Finals appearance in his first year and now has an AHL MVP award under his belt. Not too shabby for a guy taken in the 9th round.
For Travis Morin’s efforts this season he was named to the AHL’s All-star team. Morin is looking to lead the Stars back to the Calder Cup Championships with the playoffs just days away. He’s a thirty-year old AHL veteran who is all class and this year he showed the young kids how hockey is really played.