May 10, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The United States Hockey League announced today that incoming University of Notre Dame freshmen Cameron Morrison and Andrew Peeke were All-Rookie First Team selections, while Morrison also earned Rookie of the Year honors.
The league’s general managers selected the All-Rookie teams as well as the Rookie of the Year award.
Morrison, a forward, played in 60 games for the Youngstown Phantoms during the 2015-16 season. He posted 66 points on 34 goals and 32 assists to lead all USHL rookies in points and goals. His 34 goals also ranked third overall in league scoring. He earned USHL Rookie of the Week honors twice (Nov. 2 & April 11). Morrison was ranked 46th among North American skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting ratings.
A 6-3, 200-pound native of Aurora, Ontario, Morrison recently competed with Team Canada at the IIHF U-18 World Championship, where he scored a goal and added three assists for four points in seven games. Prior to joining Youngstown, Morrison skated with the Aurora Tigers of the OJHL.
Peeke, a defenseman, skated in 56 games with the Green Bay Gamblers in 2015-16. He scored four goals and added 26 assists for 30 points. His 30 points ranked second in rookie scoring among defensemen, while his 26 assists ranked fifth among all rookies. He was ranked 57th among North American skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting ratings.
A 6-3, 205-pound native of Parkland, Florida, Peeke skated in the 2015-16 World Junior A Challenge, where he notched a goal and an assist in five games for Team USA. Prior to joining the Gamblers, he skated with the Selects Academy (South Kent, Connecticut).
Both Morrison and Peeke played in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Omaha, Nebraska) and they are eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft, which will take place on June 24-25 in Buffalo, New York. They signed National Letters of Intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2015.
Additional information on Notre Dame’s incoming class will be released in the coming weeks.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and men’s golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).