Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Morris Mott
Right winger Morris Mott was born and raised in Creelman, Saskatchewan and played his junior hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior League with the Weyburn Red Wings. In the fall of 1965 he moved to Winnipeg and played with the Canadian National Team until 1970. Mott was also a member of Canada's 1968 Olympic bronze medal winning team in Grenoble, France. Other notables on that club included; goalies Wayne Stephenson and Ken Broderick, defensemen Brian Glennie and Marshall Johnston and forwards Danny O'Shea and Gerry Pinder. While living in Winnipeg he received a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Manitoba. He then pursued his education even further, enrolling at Kingston's Queen's University where he obtained his Ph.D in history. It was during that time Mott played two years of OUAA hockey. In February, 1972 Mott was selected by the Calgary-Cleveland in the WHA General Draft. However, in October of that year the NHL's California Golden Seals offered him a contract, which he accepted. "I had expected to go to the minors," Mott recalled. "But the WHA had raided the NHL and the Seals, and that opened up some spots on the roster so I ended up making the team." He played three years with the struggling Oakland-based team before deciding to move to Europe for a year where he played with Vastra Frolunda in Goteborg of the Swedish Elite League in 1975-76.

Mott was out of hockey in 1976-77, concentrating on the finishing touches of his doctorate. He was signed to a free agent by the WHA's Winnipeg Jets in March, 1976 but he played just two games with the club.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 62 19 30 49 16 8 0 7 7 0
1964-65 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 34 21 52 73 12 15 11 21 33 10
1965-66 Canada Nat-Tm
1965-66 Canada WEC-A 7 3 0 3 0
1966-67 Canada Nat-Tm
1966-67 Canada WEC-A 7 4 1 5 4
1967-68 Winnipeg Nationals WCSHL 15 13 9 22 14
1967-68 Canada Olympics 7 5 1 6 2
1968-69 Canada Nat-Tm
1968-69 Canada WEC-A 10 2 2 4 4
1969-70 Canada Nat-Tm
1970-71 Queen's University OUAA 20 14 30 44 6
1971-72 Queen's University OUAA 20 12 22 34 6
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 70 6 7 13 8 -17
1972-73 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 6 8 5 13 0
1973-74 California Golden Seals NHL 77 9 17 26 33 -19
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 52 3 8 11 8 -10
1974-75 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 11 6 2 8 12 11 2 7 9 8
1975-76 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 36 16 14 30 62
1976-77 Transcona Chargers CASH
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 2 0 1 1 5
1977-78 University of Manitoba GPAC
NHL Totals 199 18 32 50 49


Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by California, October 1, 1972.Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), March, 1976.
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