Brenden Morrow enjoyed a stellar 17-year career in the National Hockey League, and was best known for his leadership and play with the Dallas Stars from 1999-2013. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March, 2013, as the Stars looked to rebuild and worked with Morrow on the deal, as he was interested in joining a contender for the Stanley Cup. Morrow’s next stop was St. Louis where he was reunited with his former coach Ken Hitchcock, and then played one more season with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he made his second trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Morrow retired from hockey in March of 2016 after signing a one day ceremonial contract with the Stars.
Morrow served as team captain for the Stars from 2006-2013. His 835 games in Dallas rank fifth-most in franchise history, while his 243 goals rank tied-for-seventh and his 529 points rank eighth. Morrow’s 43 game-winning goals ranks second only to Mike Modano in Stars history.
A member of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Morrow is a seven-time 20-goal scorer, including two seasons with 30+ goals (32 in 2007-08, 33 in 2010-11). He scored three of Dallas’ last four playoff overtime game-winners (two in 2008, one in 2007). Morrow also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and another at the 2004 World Championships.
Morrow was named as the Stars’ top rookie in 1999-2000, helping the team win the Western Conference and make a return trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. He was Dallas’ first round pick (25th overall) in the 1997 NHL Draft.
A native of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Morrow played four years for the Portland Winter Hawks in the WHL before going pro, helping lead Portland to the 1998 Memorial Cup. He and wife Anne-Marie (the daughter of NHL veteran Guy Carbonneau) have three children (Brody, Mallory and Bryelle) and live in Dallas.