After 1,427 games over 24 seasons in the National Hockey League, linesman Jean Morin hung up his skates on April 2, 2015. Despite his retirement from the NHL, he didn’t stay away from the game for long. Morin joins the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as a Supervising Official.
Mr. Morin will make his debut as a special counsellor focusing on Linesmen duties. His main task will be to re-evaluate the established tasks in their work as well as issuing directives in such matters and evaluating these officials during games.
Morin certainly has much to offer the young officials in the QMJHL. Tthe veteran will hope to impart knowledge gained over the course of his over-1,400 games worked and countless faceoffs, icings, offside calls, and fights broken up.
Morin also gets a seat on the QMJHL Supervisors Committee, which helps oversee and guide the league’s officials as they pursue a professional career. This includes game supervision, video review sessions, and off-ice education. The committee is led by QMJHL Director of Officiating Richard Trottier and includes former officials Larry Christian (AHL), Sylvain Cloutier (QMJHL), Rick Gaudet (AHL), Jean Hould (QMJHL), Guy Pellerin (AHL), David Taveroff (QMJHL/AHL), and Stephane Tremblay (QMJHL).
Morin was a linesman in the QMJHL from 1987-1991, where he handled 140 regular season and 29 playoff games.