This coming Thursday, April 2nd, during the Washington-Montréal matchup, Jean Morin (#97) will officiate his last game as a Linesman for the National Hockey League. During his career which spans 24 season and began in 1991, his passion required him to tote his NHL Official’s gear throughout North America.
For this memorable game, Morin will be joined by former QMJHL officials, referees David Jackson and Marc Joannette as well as Linesman Pierre Racicot.
A remarkable professional career for this Linesman who, in his path to the NHL, also left his mark in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
He has worked 1357 regular season games and 211 playoff games, including 8 Stanley Cup Finals. Notably, Jean was involved in major events involving NHL players, specifically the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City as well as the 2010 Games in Vancouver where he was assigned to the Gold Medal Game between Canada and the United States and, finally the 2003 All-Star Game in Florida.
Prior to this professional career, the QMJHL had the privilege of having Jean Morin among its ranks from 1987-88 until 1990-1991. During these 4 seasons, Jean worked 140 regular season games and 29 playoff games, including the 1991 Memorial Cup in Quebec City.
The QMJHL is quite proud to applaud Jean Morin for his remarkable career and for having been a most worthy representative of the QMJHL at the professional level.
On behalf of the League Management, members of the Officiating Committee and fellow officials we congratulate him and wish him the best for this memorable last game along with his family and friends.