RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has signed forward Morgan Geekie to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Geekie $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21. He will be paid $70,000 per season on the AHL level and receives a signing bonus of $240,000.
"Morgan is a big, skilled center who has shown progress throughout his junior career with Tri-City," said President and General Manager Don Waddell. "He is ready to start his professional career and we look forward to continuing to track his development."
Geekie, 19, netted 30 goals for the second-consecutive season with Tri-City of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2017-18, leading the Americans with 84 points (30g, 54a) in 68 games. The Strathclair, MB, native led the WHL with 17 goals and added 10 assists (27 points) in 14 WHL playoff games as Tri-City advanced to the third round before falling to Everett. A third-round selection, 67th overall, by the Hurricanes in the 2017 NHL Draft, Geekie completed his junior career with 78 goals and 124 assists (202 points) in 216 career WHL regular-season games, all with Tri-City.