Former Vancouver Canucks centre Brendan Morrison says no retirement announcement is forthcoming even though he hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2011-12 season.
“I haven’t officially made a decision—or I guess an announcement, Morrison told the Team 1040. “I don’t know if I ever will. I’ll just kinda maybe just slide off into the sunset.”
Morrison did not play the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and is without a contract this season. He says he had some interest from the Calgary Flames, but nothing happened.
“Obviously nothing happened here this season,” he said. “I kinda trained all summer just to be ready in case something did come up, but skating here in Calgary with the guys. There was a little bit of traction there for a while, but it didn’t happen.
“You know they made it public that their mandate is to start incorporating some youth into this organization and let these guys have a chance, which is totally understandable. It wasn’t a complete shock to me or anything like that. I figured be ready in case something did come up and it didn’t transpire. I’m okay with that.”
The 38-year old Pitt Meadows native is currently a resident of Calgary where he is involved in business with another former Canuck, Geoff Sanderson. Morrison says he plans to return to the Lower Mainland in the future.