Thursday, February 10, 2011

Having a Seat Over There: JT Compher

Michigan picked up another recruit for the incoming class of 2013, as Bob Miller reports that JT Compher has committed to the Wolverines. Compher is a forward for Team Illinois in the MWEHL. He's listed at 6'0", 165 and has put up 15-20--35 in 29 games this season. That ranks him fourth on the team in scoring and 7th in the league. He also seems to like to hit, based on his PIM numbers (second on the team with 56) and the kinds of penalties that he's taken. He leads the team in GWGs (4) and is second in PPGs (3).

Last season, he had 24-17--41 in 31 games, which ranked him second in goals and third in points in the league.

Team Illinois is really fricken good by the way. They're 23-3-4 on the season, with a +93 goal differential. Only Honeybaked and LA Selects have a better winning percentage on the season.

Compher is projected as a high pick in the OHL and I believe the Waterloo Blackhawks hold his USHL rights. He'll likely be in the mix for a spot with the NTDP, however.

USHR had him ranked as the #4 forward at the Select 15 camp this past July:
Aggressive and good-sized, with a sense of the game and anticipation. Competitive, too.  Blocks shots.
He was apparently offered by Miami amongst a great number of other schools. From of the sounds of it, this is a big get. He sounds like a high-end forward that can contribute at both ends of the ice.


Anonymous said...

Thank god.

We need this guy badly. He sounds like a hell of a player. Hopefully he'll do a little USNTDP so we can do a bit of scouting next season.

Donna Meyer said...

He is nothing short of amazing, you have to see him play! We will miss him but wish him all the best!