The American Hockey League has announced that Chicago Wolves forward Morgan Geekie has been named the league’s Player of the Week for the timeframe of February 15 through 21.
The 22-year-old Strathclair, MB. product was sent by the Carolina Hurricanes to the club’s new AHL affiliate Chicago last Thursday, prior to the Wolves’ Saturday and Sunday mini series agains the Iowa Wild.
Scoring just 19 seconds into his first AHL game with Chicago, Geekie added another goal and one assist later in Saturday’s victory. He then put up two first period tallies on Sunday, helping the Wolves to a 4-1 victory and improve the team’s record to 7-0-0 and remain just one of two teams without a loss on the season.
After starting the season with the NHL’s Hurricanes, Geekie was sent down to Chicago after nine games. He earned a Calder Cup with Charlotte alongside fellow Manitoban Stelio Mattheos in 2019, before making his NHL debut in 2019-20. Drafted 67th overall by the Hurricanes in 2017, Geekie has 45 goals and 93 points in 130 AHL games, to go alongside three goals and four points in 11 NHL contests.
Geekie joins Michael Bunting (week ending February 14) and Trevor Zegras (week ending February 7) as recipients of this season’s AHL Player of the Week awards. He will be presented with a crystal award indicating this accolade at a further date.
A strong case could also be made for Wolves teammate and fellow Manitoban Seth Jarvis, who is now up to six goals and nine points in seven AHL games for Chicago. Jarvis has scored in five of seven Wolves games, while recording three multi-point outings thus far. Jarvis also owns three power play markers, one shorthanded tally and one game-winner.