Morrison to attend Canucks training camp on tryout basis Staff

9/16/2010 1:57:04 PM

Veteran centre Brendan Morrison has accepted a professional tryout contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Morrison will attend the main training camp in Penticton, BC, on Saturday in hopes of cracking a roster spot.

The 25-year old Morrison played 74 games with the Washington Capitals last season, recording 12 goals and 30 assists and 40 penalty minutes. In 829 career NHL regular season games, he has scored 187 goals, while adding 360 assists (187-360-547) and 424 penalty minutes.

The native of Pitt Meadows, BC, has played for five teams during his NHL career including the Canucks from 1999-08. In 543 games in a Canucks uniform, Morrison recorded 136 goals and 257 assists and ranks 11th in all-time franchise scoring.

Former forward Peter Schaefer was also invited to training camp, which opens Friday.

Schaefer was drafted by Vancouver in 1995 and spent parts of three seasons with the Canucks before being traded in 2002 to Ottawa, where he recorded 96 points in two seasons.

As well, the Vancouver Province reported via Twitter that Cody Hodgson will attend main camp this weekend in Penticton. Earlier reports indicated that Canucks prospect may miss the team's training camp and pre-season games because of back problems.