GEORGETOWN, - Mar 26, 2016 - Ontario Junior Hockey League game action between Georgetown Raiders and North York Rangers. Game 5 of the semi final playoff series. At the Gordon Alcott Memorial Arena, ON. Michael Morgan #18 of the North York Rangers skates with the puck during the second period. (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images)
March 1, 2019

11:32 AM EST

Former North York Rangers Michael Morgan was selected to represent Canada at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade, March 2-12, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The Markham, Ont., native played his last two season in the OJHL with the Rangers from 2014 to 2016 before heading to the University of Waterloo. He was a consistent offensive threat every time he stepped on the ice, recording 45 goals and 40 assists for 95 points in only 92 games with the Rangers.

The now third-year forward is coming off a career season in U SPORTS with eight goals and 19 points. The 23-year-old has dressed in 75 career games with the Waterloo where he’s tallied 17 goals and 42 points. Other than his offensive touch, Morgan is known for is full 200-foot game and it’s something Team Canada needs in this type of tournament. Representing your country at any point is a true honour in Morgan’s mind.

“I’m just beyond excited for the opportunity,” added Morgan. “In a country where hockey is so competitive and so highly valued, having the opportunity to wear the maple leaf is nothing short of an honour. I look forward to representing the country as well as the University of Waterloo, and I’m sure it’s going to be an experience I’ll never forget.”

Canada opens up their 2019 tournament against Great Britain on March 2nd. Puck drop is scheduled for 11:45 a.m., local time.