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Carolina Hurricanes Select Morgan Geekie and Stelio Mattheos in the Third Round of the 2017 NHL Draft

The Hurricanes went with a pair of forwards in the third round of the NHL Draft.

Stelio Mattheos
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The Carolina Hurricanes went with another forward in round three, selecting Morgan Geekie with the 67th overall pick.

Geekie is a tall center, listed at 6’2”, 168 pounds. He is fresh off his second full season with the Tri City Americans in the Western Hockey League.

He netted 55 assists and 90 points in 72 games with the Americans in 2016-17, a 65-point jump from his rookie season.

Shortly after, with the 73rd pick of the draft, the Hurricanes took Stelio Mattheos of the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).

The 18-year-old Canadian from Winnipeg centered totaled 91 points in 119 games with the Wheat Kings (39 G, 52 A). Like Geekie, he’s also a fairly tall center standing 6’1”, but at a much more massive 194 lbs.

Mattheos also played for the Canadian U-18 team over the past two years, putting up 8 points in 10 games (6 G, 2 A).

Scouting Analysis

Morgan Geekie is an overager who put up 90 points with 35 goals and 55 assists last season in the WHL. He has good size at 6'2", and is a decent skater who improved dramatically from last season to this season. He Is solid in the face-off circle and has the ability to develop into a secondary scoring option if he continues to develop.

Stelio Mattheos is a player that if he makes the league, Canes fans will enjoy his style of play. He is a grinding, hard worker who plays a advanced two-way game, loves to go to the net. His high-level shot and good hands in close. Fits the mold of a third line center type, who has the ability to develop into a guy who plays a lot of minutes on the penalty kill.

Stelio Mattheos live

Posted by Canes Country on Saturday, June 24, 2017