Geekie played 36 games with the Hurricanes this season, scoring three goals and nine points in 36 games. He’s still just 23 years old and could be a strong bottom-six forward for the foreseeable future. Geekie recently signed a one-year contract extension, which carries a $750,000 cap hit.
It’s surprising that the Kraken chose to select Geekie, over both Jake Bean and Nino Niederreiter. While losing Geekie is unfortunate, as I do think he could’ve been a long-term fit in Carolina, there were bigger targets available for Seattle and I don’t think the Hurricanes will be too upset with this outcome.
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Do you think this was the right pick for Seattle from the Hurricanes?