2017 NHL Entry Draft

Morgan Geekie

MORGAN GEEKIECanada

CAROLINA • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 67

 

Previous Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 72

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: July 20, 1998 • Hometown: Strathclair, Manitoba

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Yellowhead Chiefs (Man. Ban/Mid. AAA); Neepawa (MJHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Tri-City (Round 5, No. 89 Overall)
WHL Debut: March 16, 2014 (Tri-City vs. Seattle)
First WHL Goal: March 16, 2014 (Tri-City vs. Seattle)

IN THE NEWS:
Made Gigantic Leap Forward in 2016-17
Emerged to Make His Mark for Americans
Outstanding Athlete Also Stars in Baseball

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Hard-working kid found scoring touch after getting passed over last year." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Play-making center who uses his teammates well. Uses his size to hold off defenders and create space for his teammates. Distributed the puck well, even in traffic. Showed a quick release on his snap shot. Has good size, but doesn't use it to his advantage enough." (Tyson Quibell, ISS Scout)

• "Morgan has a quick release on his shot and has shown he can score." (Bob Tory, Tri-City Americans GM)

• "The major concern with Geekie’s game is his foot-speed and lack of explosiveness. He elies on carrying the puck to create plays and buy time for himself, but this possession time will be reduced at the pro level, in part because he will struggle to separate from defenders. He lacks the first few steps to beat defenders in one-on-one situations at the Junior level, which will only be amplified as a pro." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Fluid skater gets to open ice and always has his stick in position to unleash his absolutely wicked shot. Appears out of nowhere to pounce on loos pucks at just the right moment. Absolutely lethal on the power play. Go-to guy elevates his play in the clutch and wants the puck on his stick with the game on the line." (Red Line Report)