The Edmonton Oilers announced they have signed University of Michigan’s Cooper Marody to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Oilers acquired the 21-year-old forward’s rights from the Philadelphia Flyers several weeks ago in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick when rumors began to surface that Marody might not want to sign with the Flyers due to their depth up the middle, according to Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson.
Marody, drafted in the sixth round in 2015 by Philadelphia, had a breakout year this season with the Wolverines as he scored 16 goals and added 35 assists in 40 games and took his team to the Frozen Four, as Michigan lost in the semifinals to Notre Dame.
The prospect is considered to be a smart player with excellent hands, who still needs to work on his skating abilities. However, it is believed he is more ready than most of their center prospects in their system. In three years with Michigan, the center tallied 31 goals and 59 assists in his career.