Rogers Sportsnet Welcomes Back Scott Morrison

- Morrison is the new Executive Producer of Hockey and insider on Hockeycentral -

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Rogers Sportsnet is pleased to announce Scott Morrison, one of hockey's most respected and credible insiders, is returning to the network.

Morrison, a recipient of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 2006, is the new Executive Producer of Hockey, effective immediately.  He will also appear as an insider on Hockeycentral and Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590 and FAN 960, as well as a feature writer for Sportsnet magazine and a contributor to sportsnet.ca.

"Scott Morrison's leadership and proven track record in hockey helps raise the bar on all four of our platforms," said Scott Woodgate, Vice-President of News and Information Programming, Rogers Sportsnet. "Adding him to our roster bolsters our ability to break news and to tell great stories."

"I am pleased to be joining a great team. It feels like in many ways I am coming home again," said Morrison. "I look forward to successfully growing the hockey brand on all four platforms."

Morrison, a recipient of the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2006 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award, is a 30-year veteran hockey journalist and broadcaster.  He started his career at the Toronto Sun in 1979 and spent 22 years at the newspaper as reporter, columnist and sports editor.  He joined Sportsnet in 2001 and was in charge of hockey and news for the network. In 2006, Morrison moved to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

Morrison is the latest in a number of high-profile signings by Sportsnet over the last eight months, which includes:  Hockeycentral's Jeff Marek, MLB analyst Gregg Zaun, Prime Time Sports co-host and Sportsnet Connected contributor Stephen Brunt, Prime Time Sports co-host and Connected/Hockeycentral analyst Damien Cox, Prime Time Sports co-host and sportsnet.ca columnist Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca baseball insider Shi Davidi and Hockeycentral features reporter Christine Simpson.

For all the scores, highlights, breaking news and inside stories, tune in to Sportsnet Connected and visit www.sportsnet.ca.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @RogersSportsnet
Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/RogersSportsnet

SOURCE Rogers Sportsnet

For further information:

Adam Auckbaraullee, Communications Officer
adam.auckbaraullee@sportsnet.rogers.com
416-764-6368

Dave Rashford, Director of Communications and On-Air Promotions
dave.rashford@sportsnet.rogers.com
416 -764-6361

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