Coyotes ink No. 11 overall pick Conor Geekie to 3-year entry-level deal

Jul 18, 2022, 5:39 PM

Conor Geekie, #11 pick by the Arizona Coyotes, poses for a portrait during the 2022 Upper Deck NHL ...

Conor Geekie, #11 pick by the Arizona Coyotes, poses for a portrait during the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Centre on July 07, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

(Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes put pen to paper with one of their first-round draft picks on Monday.

The team announced that it has reached an agreement with forward Conor Geekie on a three-year entry-level contract.

Geekie was selected by the Coyotes No. 11 overall in the 2022 NHL Draft earlier this month after Arizona traded up with San Jose Sharks to draft the forward.

“We are very pleased to sign Conor to an entry-level contract,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said in a press release. “He is a big, skilled, two-way center with good vision and a strong hockey IQ. We look forward to watching his development.”

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound forward registered 70 points on 24 goals and 46 assists to go along with 49 penalty minutes in 63 regular-season games for the Winnipeg ICE of the WHL last season.

Geekie also posted 3-8-11 and 14 PIM with a plus-3 rating in 15 playoff games for Winnipeg.

Prior to being draft eligible during the 2020-21 campaign, Geekie ranked second among all WHL rookies in points with 23 on nine goals and 14 assists.

In his three seasons in the WHL (2019-22), the 18-year-old Geekie totaled 93 points on 33 goals and 60 assists in addition to 71 penalty minutes.

Geekie was also ranked fifth by Central Scouting among North American skaters.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes right wing Dylan Guenther (11) is congratulated by left wing Jason Zucker (16) and ...

Associated Press

Coyotes beat Capitals for 2nd win in a row behind goals from Cooley and Guenther

The Coyotes picked up their second win in a row behind goals from Jason Zucker, Dylan Guenther, Michael Kesselring and Logan Cooley to take down the Washington Capitals.

23 hours ago

Nick Schmaltz...

Associated Press

Coyotes put winless month behind them with streak-ending win over Senators

The Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators after Dylan Guenther scored the tie-breaking goal Friday night to snap a 14-game losing streak.

3 days ago

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Kerfoot (15) scores against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Joseph Woll, right...

Associated Press

Coyotes fall to Maple Leafs, lose 14th straight game despite goals from Kerfoot and Cooley

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 53rd goal and the Maple Leafs topped Arizona 4-2 to send the Coyotes to their 14th straight loss.

4 days ago

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) makes a save as Canadiens' Johnathan Kovacevic ...

Associated Press

Coyotes fall to Canadiens, lose 13th straight game despite goals from Kerfoot and Bjugstad

Connor Ingram made 17 saves as Arizona’s losing streak was extended to 13 games despite goals from Alex Kerfoot and Nick Bjugstad.

6 days ago

Alex Kerfoot...

Arizona Sports

Coyotes mount comeback to force OT, fall to Jets to extend losing streak to 12

The Coyotes overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime at the Jets on Sunday, but Arizona's losing streak extended to 12 games. 

8 days ago

Head coach Andre Tourigny of the Arizona Coyotes talks with his team during a third period timeout ...

David Veenstra

A look at the longest winless streaks in Arizona Coyotes’ franchise history

As the Coyotes face the Jets looking to end their 11-game winless streak, we took a look at the longest such skids in franchise history.

8 days ago

Coyotes ink No. 11 overall pick Conor Geekie to 3-year entry-level deal