Andrew Copp - Photo Courtesy of nhl.com

 

Andrew Copp, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1994-07-08

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mi, USA

Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 104th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2015- Andrew Copp has signed a 3-year entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets with an AAV of $958,300. His season ended on March 21st after a loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Big Ten Tournament. He's been regarded by management as the 'most-ready' Jets prospect for a while and have rewarded his hard work with a contract. Look for the former Michigan product to report directly to the Jets and perhaps get a start as a 4th-line grinder. He's got great scoring skill, but his strong defensive play will see him most likely in a defensive role unless injuries start piling up in the Jet's stretch run. -Kevin Won

 

 

 

January 2014 - Andrew Copp tallied five assists in five games with the USA World Junior team earlier this month. Unforunately, they failed to make it past the quarterfinals, losing a 5-3 decision to Russia. Copp played in all types of situations and provided a steady all-around game to the team. -Kevin Won

 

December 2013 - Andrew Copp was an overage draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2013 with quite a unique path of development. Starting out with the US-NTDP program as an extra forward, he saw limited ice time in the games he played in since he was also playing high school football. Injuries prevented him from playing the full season in both sports. The following year he went to Michigan and after a lethargic first half, he put up 21 points in 24 games and forced himself up to the top line. He is now an assistant captain for Michigan and currently has 14 points in 14 games. He was recently invited to the USA World Junior Evaluation Camp in August and will represent them at the World Juniors at the end of December. His leadership skills and goal scoring ability were two reasons Team USA bench boss Don Lucia named his as one of two alternate captains. Copp is a gritty forward with good strength, skating and faceoff ability. For his second year focusing on hockey, his development has just begun. Look for him to turn into a potential third line two-way forward who can contribute to the score sheet. -Kevin Won

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

A classic late bloomer, look for him to turn into a reliable two-way center who can score goals, win draws, and come up big when under pressure.

 

Footage:

 

Copp (26) controls the play, forces a turnover, and makes a slick move to score:

 

 

 

 

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