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Fantasy Summary

High-end offensive talent with great size who can beat opponents with his hands, vision, or shooting ability. Needs to clean up his skating stride and add some pace to his game but has potential as an impactful offensive weapon in the NHL.


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January 2024- After returning from the WJC, where Geekie had two goals and three points, the 19-year-old found out he will have a change of scenery. Geekie was dealt at the CHL trade deadline to Swift Current in exchange for defenseman Josh Fluker and Sam Ward, forward Maddix McCagherty and three draft picks. He had been outstanding for Wenatchee, tallying 20 goals and 49 points in just 26 games. So far Geekie has been just as good with the Broncos, racking up two goals and five points in two games. Keith Duggan

December 2023- Currently eighth in WHL scoring with 20 goals and 49 points in 26 games, Geekie has been named to Canada’s squad for the 2024 World Junior Championship. Look for Geekie to earn a first or second-line role along with seeing power play and penalty kill time. Keith Duggan

October 2023- After a decent training camp and preseason with Arizona, Geekie has gotten off to a torrid start to the WHL season. His club has moved from the Winnipeg Ice to Wenatchee Wild and has a new coach in Roy Sommer. Former bench boss James Patrick was tough on Geekie at times last year. With Matt Savoie and Zach Benson not currently with the team, Geekie is now the main offensive driver. He has five goals and 13 points in eight games so far this year, along with his three-zone game which is very strong. Look for Geekie to finish as one of the top scorers in the WHL this campaign. Keith Duggan

June 2023- To start the 2022-23 campaign, WHL Winnipeg coach James Patrick had Geekie not logging as much ice time as you would expect from a first-round pick. He was even relegated to the second play unit. Geekie’s challenge was to use his bigger frame (6-4) better and playing a good 200-foot game instead of just all offence. As the year went along, Geekie saw his playing time increase as he earned his coach’s trust. He finished with 35 goals and 77 points in 66 games, solid totals after his slow start offensively. His Winnipeg ICE made it to the WHL finals, losing to fellow Coyote prospect Dylan Guenther’s Seattle Thunderbirds in five games. He put up six goals and 17 points in 19 games. Skating is Geekie’s biggest weakness but much like his brother, Seattle forward Morgan, it’s not bad enough to hold back. Look for a dominant final WHL season from Geekie before he turns pro. Keith Duggan

November 2022- While Geekie has played well, offensively he has not taken off like many expected to start the campaign. Currently he has 12 goals and 22 points in 21 games which is pretty far down the WHL top scorer list. The Coyotes are still pleased with Geekie and remain very high on his game. Keith Duggan

July 2022- The Coyotes wasted little time this offseason, signing their 11th overall pick from this year’s past draft Geekie to a three-year entry level contract. “We are very pleased to sign Conor to an entry-level contract,” said Arizona GM Bill Armstrong. “He is a big, skilled, two-way center with good vision and a strong hockey IQ. We look forward to watching his development.” Keith Duggan

July 2022 – The Arizona Coyotes traded up to 11th overall in order to select Geekie with their second pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

December 2021 – Geekie has been productive through the first couple months of the WHL season but his overall play hasn’t taken the step forward expected out of a potential top-1o pick. He is still working to improve his stride and overall mobility, and while he has plenty of offensive skill, adding some quickness to his game would certainly raise his floor as an NHL prospect. Nick Richard

September 2021 – After being held without a point in his first seven games of WHL action back in 2019-20, Conor Geekie was one of Winnipeg’s top offensive performers in 2020-21. Through 24 games in his draft-1 season, he scored nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points while playing just over 15 minutes per game. Geekie should be an integral part of the Ice’s offensive attack in what will hopefully be a full season in 2021-22.

Geekie is a supremely gifted offensive player who is blessed with great physical tools, standing at 6-4 and weighing 205 pounds. His strength and wingspan often allow him to simply overmatch opponents at the junior level and he has plenty of skill to make good on his opportunities. The towering forward has elite hands – especially for his size – and can make opposing defenders look silly in one-on-one situations. Geekie has a powerful wrist shot that he can release off of curl and drag dekes but can also get it off of his stick quickly in tight. He uses his puck skills to manipulate passing lanes, changing angles and completing area passes. Opponents have to respect Geekie’s puck skills and he has the awareness to draw defenders to him in order to create more space for his teammates in scoring areas. His strength and reach are useful in contested puck situations along the boards where he is often able to keep opponents on his back to come away with possession. Geekie shows good competitiveness as well, throwing his weight around on the forecheck and battling in the tough areas of the ice. He can, however, be knocked off the puck a bit too often as he is still growing into his body and needs to improve his balance. The one thing that is holding Geekie back is his clunky skating stride. He has poor extension and an inefficient stride recovery, and though he is able to power around defenders in junior, he will need to improve his explosiveness and agility to take full advantage of his offensive skillset as he progresses. All in all, there is a lot to like about Geekie’s game and his size/skill combination will draw plenty of interest early in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 5, 2004
Height 6‘4”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 1; Overall: 11

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Winnipeg Jr. Jets (Brick)Brick Invitational6 0 44 6|        
 2017-2018 Yellowhead Chiefs U15 AAAWAAA U1535 38 3068 38|        
 2018-2019 Yellowhead Chiefs U15 AAAWAAA U1531 49 3786 58|        
  Team Manitoba CWG6 1 45 6|        
 2019-2020 Yellowhead Chiefs U18 AAAMU18HL26 18 1735 50|Playoffs4 1 23
  Wenatchee Wild WHL7 0 00 2|        
 2020-2021 Virden Oil CapitalsMJHL9 1 34 20|        
  Wenatchee Wild WHL24 9 1423 20|        
 2021-2022 Wenatchee Wild WHL63 24 4670 49|Playoffs15 3 811 14 
 2022-2023 Wenatchee Wild WHL66 35 4277 53|Playoffs19 6 1117 10 
 2023-2024 Wenatchee Wild WHL26 20 2949 28|        
  Swift Current BroncosWHL29 23 2750 38|Playoffs6 4 26
  Canada U20WJC-205 2 13 27|        

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