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Former Bulldogs defenseman Morin hired as pro scout by Carolina Hurricanes

Sidney Morin is one of two UMD women's hockey alumnae who will work as pro scouts in the NHL this season.

Sidney Morin and Maddie Rooney with gold medals
Former Bulldogs Maddie Rooney and Sidney Morin smile with their gold medals after beating Canada at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
REUTERS / File / Kim Kyung-Hoon

DULUTH — The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday the hiring of former Minnesota Duluth defenseman and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Morin as a professional scout.

Morin returned to the United States this year to continue her professional hockey career with the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Premier Hockey Federation. She spent the previous five seasons in Europe, including the 2021-22 season in Switzerland, and before that in Sweden. She was the most valuable player of the Swiss league last season and the highest scoring defenseman in Sweden the previous two years.

Prior to winning Olympic gold on the United States blue line in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Morin was a two-year captain for the Bulldogs and the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2016-17.

Morin is one of two UMD women's hockey alumnae — both defensemen — who are currently working as professional scouts in the NHL, along with Brigette Lacquette of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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