The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Morgan Geekie to a three-year, entry-level contract.
A third-round pick by Carolina in last year’s draft, Geekie amassed 202 points (78g, 124a) in 216 WHL games over three full seasons with the Tri-City Americans. The Manitoba native led the Americans in both goals and points in each of the last two seasons and led the WHL in playoff goals through the first three rounds this postseason.
“Morgan is a big, skilled center who has shown progress throughout his junior career with Tri-City,” said Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell.
Geekie is currently on an ATO with the Checkers, where he has been practicing with the team but has yet to make his pro debut. The teenager will turn 20 years old in July, making him eligible to play for the Checkers next season.