Brendan Morrison was born in North Vancouver, BC and raised in Pitt Meadows, BC.
Brendan attended the University of Michigan on a full ride hockey scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics during his four years at Michigan. His hockey career at Michigan is one of the most storied careers in the history of the NCAA. During his Junior season the Wolverines won the National Championship and in his Senior year Brendan captured the Hobey Baker Memorial Award given annually to the top player in all of college hockey. He finished his college career as Michigan’s all time points leader which is good enough for seventh all time among NCAA players. Brendan is a three time All-American who was recently named to the CCHA all decade team as well as inducted into the prestigious Michigan Hall of Honour which is recognized as the pinnacle of athletic achievements at Michigan .
Following his career at the University of Michigan, Brendan went on to play in the National Hockey League for fifteen years and amassed 934 games played. Over that time Brendan had the opportunity to play for seven different NHL teams but he is most recognized for his time in Vancouver. In Vancouver Brendan played on a line with Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi. This line was widely considered to be the most effective line combination in the NHL for several years. Brendan also represented Canada at the international level playing in three World Championships, winning the gold medal in 2004 and silver metal in 2005.
Brendan is an avid fisherman and is the host of the annual Tofino Saltwater Classic fishing derby which was created as a fundraiser to assist local Tofino, BC beneficiaries.
Brendan is one of three founding partners of Breakaway Matting Inc. He believes the dedication and commitment of playing professional hockey will transition well to the success of Breakaway Matting Inc. by delivering consistent product and service excellence as well as developing enduring customer relationships.
Brendan currently resides in Calgary, AB with his wife and four children.