A veteran of almost 800 NHL regular season games, defenseman Derek Morris admitted today during a conference call that he had other offers, including some multi-year contracts, to consider before signing a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins. But in the end, he couldnt’ resist that “Original Six” allure.
“Obviously, (signing a one-year deal) is a bit humbling, maybe. Obviously you think going into it, you think high of yourself as a player. … And I thought going it we would get a long-term deal,” said the 30-year-old right-handed shot. “There were some opportunities out there. … But when Boston approached me, I looked at it and talked it over with my wife and I just felt, ‘you know what? As a player, you dream of going to a team like that, an organization, a city like Boston, to have an opportunity to play – whether it might be one year, might be five years.”