RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed forward Morgan Geekie to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Geekie $750,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level with a $125,000 guarantee.
"Morgan played well in his first full NHL season this year," said Waddell. "We're excited for him to take the next steps in his development."
Geekie, 22, registered nine points (3g, 6a) in 36 NHL games during the regular season and skated in three playoff games with the Hurricanes in 2020-21. The 6'2", 192-pound forward also played two games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting five points (4g, 1a) and earning AHL Player of the Week honors. Geekie has registered 13 points (6g, 7a) in 38 career NHL/Hurricanes games since making his NHL debut with Carolina on March 8, 2020. He has also recorded 93 points (45g, 48a) in 130 AHL games with Chicago and Charlotte, adding 18 points (8g, 10a) in 19 playoff games as the Checkers captured their first Calder Cup in 2019. The Strathclair, Man., native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round, 67th overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft.