Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Having a Seat Over There: Andrew Copp

Red Berenson isn't done adding players to the incoming class of 2012. Andrew Copp, an Ann Arbor native who has played with the NTDP the past couple of years, announced that he has committed to join the Wolverines next season.

Copp had 1-5--6 in 23 games for the Under 18s this year. He also spent nine games with the U17s and put up 5-6--11 in that span. Technically that was good for first on the team in points per game, though clearly that's a very small sample size and he was an older player. He missed a good chunk of the season with a broken collarbone suffered while quarterbacking Ann Arbor Skyline.

In 2010-11, he split time between the U17s (1-4--5 in 25 games), U18 (1-0--1 in 6 games), and Detroit Compuware (2-7--9 in 17 games). 

Copp is listed as 6'0", 185 on the NTDP website.

Copp was also a part of the USA team that just brought home the gold medal at the U-18 World Championships. He had an assist on the game-winning goal in the gold medal game.

The obvious comparison (based on the situation moreso than style of play, as I've never seen Copp) is with Danny Fardig, another Ann Arbor native who split time between the U17s and U18s before becoming a very solid 3rd/4th liner for the Wolverines. Fardig wore 26 with the Wolverines, Copp wore 26 with the NTDP. There ya go.

The NTDP had a nice feature on him back in February. He was planning on playing a year in the USHL, but the chance to join the Wolverines is hard to pass up!

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