Linesman Jean Morin will drop the final puck of his NHL career tonight in Montreal. Morin will take to the ice for the 1,637th time to work the match between the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals.
Morin’s career spans 24 years. During that time, he’s worked 1,426 regular season games and 211 playoff games, including eight Stanley Cup Finals. Internationally, he took the ice for both the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Morin handled the Gold Medal Game in Vancouver between the United States and Canada. He also suited up for the 2003 All Star Game and the 2012 Winter Classic.
The Sorel, Quebec, native will take the ice alongside fellow linesman Pierre Racicot and referees Marc Joannette and Dave Jackson. All four are from Quebec; Joannette, Jackson, and Morin all came up through the QMJHL.
Morin’s career started in Quebec, when he worked a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Quebec Nordiques on October 5, 1991. Thursday night, it’ll come to a close just a few hundred kilometers away in Montreal.
Our best to linesman Jean Morin in his final National Hockey League game!