With the #67 overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft the Carolina Hurricanes selected center Morgan Geekie from the Tri-City Americans from the Western Hockey League.


Morgan Geekie profile and history

Geekie is an overage player who was eligible for but not selected in the 2016 NHL Draft. After a massive leap from 25 points in 2015-16 up to 90 points in 2016-17, he climbed up the draft rankings and earned his third-round selection by the Hurricanes.

Geekie’s rapid rise makes many wonder if he is a player just hitting stride and beginning a significant upward trajectory or a player due to regress back to something closer to his 2015-16. But one thing is clear, the young center’s 2016-17 season was impressive enough that he went from off the draft radar for 2016 to being a third-round selection in 2017.

Geekie’s significant improvement in 2016-17 is credited to across the board improvement in skating, offensive play and defensive play. Despite his scoring outburst, he is still a strong player defensively and in face-off circle.


Morgan Geekie reading list

Clickable links to articles on Morgan Geekie

In his draft profile, Marshall Mackinder from Hockey Now called Geekie one of the most underrated players available.

Brandon Rivers from DUBNetwork has a great article on Geekie that includes bits and pieces from an interview quotes from Geekie.

The official website of the Tri-City Americans offers a neat interview style profile of Geekie heading into the draft.

Ryan Pike from The Hockey Writers wrote this profile for Geekie for the 2017 NHL Draft.

Ben Kerr from Last Word on Hockey breaks down Geekie’s game and includes a few highlights to boot.

The WHL website detailed Geekie’s strong performance in the physical tests at the NHL combine.


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