Back in March, the Oilers acquired Cooper Marody from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 3rd round pick in 2019, and a lot of us were left to wonder who did we add and what the Oilers saw in him.
In his three games with the Condors, we didn’t learn much outside of him being able to be productive in a small sample size, but we can still take a few things away from his season.
As soon as Cooper hit the town of Bakersfield he was running. The 21-year-old netted three points in his three games with the Condors, one in each of the three. Here is the clip of his first pro goal in his first pro game.
A young man with the nose for the net there. That’s a good thing.
In his final season in Div I NCAA hockey Marody found himself near the top of multiple leaderboards. He was third in the country for assists with 35 in 40 games played; He also finished sixth for overall scoring with 51 points. In the NCAA tournament, he wrapped up his season neatly with five points (two goals and three assists) in three games. His Wolverines made it to the semi-finals of the frozen four where they lost out to Notre Dame in a 4-3 loss.
When asked of his year with the Wolverines, then the whirlwind of the trade and eventual signing with the Oilers he was glowing in excitement.
He spoke to the seemingly instant chemistry he developed with linemates, David Gust and Tyler Vesel. Also talked about all the work he has to do in the offseason to improve. All good things to hear from the young man going forward.
COOPER MARODY’S CAREER SO FAR
|2014-15||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||38||20||29||49||28||4|
|2015-16||U. of Michigan||Big-10||32||10||14||24||20||0|
|2016-17||U. of Michigan||Big-10||18||5||10||15||8||-3|
|2017-18||U. of Michigan||Big-10||40||16||35||51||24||20|