Morgan Geekie is headed to the NHL for the first time as the Carolina Hurricanes have recalled the forward from Charlotte.
The 21-year-old currently ranks third on the team with 42 points in 55 games and leads the Checkers with 22 goals. Geekie, who is the reigning AHL Player of the Week, has totaled 88 points (41g, 47a) in 128 career AHL games over the last two seasons with Charlotte and helped the Checkers capture a Calder Cup last season, tying for second on the team in postseason scoring.
This is the first NHL recall for Geekie, who was selected in the third round of the 2017 draft by Carolina. The Canes are in Pittsburgh Sunday for a 1:30 matchup with the Penguins, while the Checkers return to the ice Tuesday for the third of a six-game home stand.
Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.