Future Watch: Cooper Marody Rookie Hockey Cards, Oilers – Cooper Marody was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers with the 158th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Marody started to get noticed in the USHL while playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
In 2013-14, he had nine goals and 21 points in 30 games. The next season he played for Muskegon and was later traded to Sioux Falls. That year he had 22 goals and 35 assists to give him 57 points in 52 games. In 12 playoff games, he had 12 points. He made his mark.
After he was drafted, he went to the University of Michigan. That first year he had 10 goals and 24 points in 32 games.
In his sophomore season, he had some injury issues and only had 15 points in 18 games.
In 2017-18, he was back in Michigan and potted 16 goals and he had 51 points in 40 games. He decided he was done with school and told the Philadelphia Flyers he would not be signing with them. As a result, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. There was more opportunity for him there and he got to play in six professional games for Bakersfield in the AHL.
In 2018-19, after a cup of coffee with the Oilers, he settled in for a full AHL season. In his first 52 games, he had 19 goals and 58 points. He made the all-star team and he gave Oilers fans some hope that he could make the team next year.
The Michigan native is a smart center with good wheels and a great shot. He’s not a star but he can be a really solid NHLer.
Here’s a look at his offensive side:
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