As he prepares to represent the United States at the 2022 World Junior Championships this week, Arizona Coyotes 2022 third overall pick Logan Cooley confirmed he’ll be playing at the University of Minnesota next season after committing there earlier this year.
After attending Coyotes development camp earlier this summer, Cooley said that “a year in college could really help. Just keep developing, and then I think I’ll be ready.”
He also expressed a desire to turn pro as quickly as possible, though, assuming he has a strong freshman season in Minnesota as expected. Cooley could absolutely still make his NHL debut in 2021-22, just at the tail end of the campaign after his college season concludes.
Cooley’s sentiments are music to the ears of Minnesota fans. Their program, while it’ll still be highlighted by the returns of defensemen Brock Faber, Jackson LaCombe, and Ryan Johnson, as well as forward Matthew Knies, will have to replace the holes left by senior standouts Ben Meyers and Samuel Walker. They’ll also be dealing with the departures of a pair of NHL-affiliated prospects in Chaz Lucius and Tristan Broz.
Good for him. Get the chance to play in front of a larger crowd than for the coyotes
A couple of you uninformed goofs stopped by. You both also likely thought that you were being funny while you were babbling.
He wanted to play in front of crowds numbered in the thousands, not hundreds…
Given your history of not displaying much hockey knowledge, your latest uninformed post is not at all surprising. Bandwagoning Gopher hockey followers have been abandoning the program for a decade, still tossing fits over Big Ten puck. Look at attendance numbers for them and the Coyotes and you will find that, once again, you are wrong about something puck related.
Sure thing kid, even with a recent drop off in attendance they’re twice the D1 rate and at least 50% more than what the ‘Yotes will be able to fit into an SRO crowd. But why let’s facts get in the way.
Nobody cares about college hockey other than the parents of the players and their girlfriends. And a few weirdos who are attracted to the young sweaty men.
Well that explains doghockey…
Yeah, well, there are a lot of chowderheads who’d say “Nobody cares about hockey” as well, and we pay just as much attention to the dribble coming out of *their* mouths. Hundreds of thousands of fans appreciate and support college hockey, including a number of the commenters on this forum.
SRO crowd at Gopher hockey game:
21-22 is history.