DAVISON (DTV) (05/18/2018) – You may not know the name Ken Morrow, but you should. In 1980, Morrow was part of the USA Olympic hockey team that defeated the Russian team 4-3 in the game known as the Miracle on Ice. Almost 40 years later, Morrow is still being recognized.
“A day doesn’t go by in my life where someone doesn’t come up to me and want to talk about it.” said Morrow.
The attention is not undeserved. That same year, Morrow won the Stanley Cup with the New York Islanders, making him the first person to ever win both an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup in the same year. He won these career achievements in his first year, at the age of 23.
“One of those would be a career achievement for somebody, and you know, I had them both happen in the same year” said Morrow.
Surprisingly, Morrow never thought that he would play professional hockey.
“I didn’t have this goal of playing in the NHL or playing on an Olympic team. That all just kind of happened.” said Morrow.
He had a humble beginning playing hockey with his brother on their backyard rink in Davison.
What is Ken doing nowadays? For the past 38 years, he has worked faithfully for the New York Islanders, 25 of which he has been the director of pro-scouting with his team.
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