Michigan recruit JT Compher drafted 35th overall
He go pro?
Hockey players usually get drafted early and go to college or juniors for a few years before going pro.
No, he will take atleast a season, probably more to season at Michigan before he is ready for the pros. Really excited for what he can bring to the table, easily one of the top 3 incoming college recruits along with fellow incoming recruit Michael Downing being top 5 also expected to be picked in the 2nd round. Highly touted incoming class, even by Michigan's standards.
Tyler Motte is a 3rd-4th round pick. De Jong, Allen, and Kile could go in the middle rounds. Andrew Copp is a 6th-7th round pick.
Education is important to the Compher family, that's why CHL teams didn't even try and draft him. He's not a one-and-done player.
Buffalo tends to push for players to come out early. Hopefully JT is smart and stays for awhile to develop and attend Ross.
Where do you get that idea from? Buffalo has very few NCAA players to begin with, and those that they do have have not left super early (sure, Stafford left after 3 and Vanek left after 2, but that's not that early, especially given what Vanek accomplished).
Darcy Regier said tonight that he likes the idea of taking college players, that way he can extend development and doesn't have all of his draft picks going pro all at once.
If JT wants to stay 3 or 4 years they will be fine with that.
2 initial first name thing is really throwing me off, I keep thinking of Trouba. This is looking too far into the future, but what happens if Compher someday earns JMFJ/SMFH type status? Is it JTMFC? JMFT? JMFTMFC?
Compher's grandad played basketball for Michigan and there's never been a hint of wavering on his part. I'd bet we get 3 years minimum unless he is just obliterating people, which I would be ok with
And we're midway through the 3rd. This is a bit surprising to me
Michael Downing is taken with the 97th pick by Florida
Jets take Andrew Copp in the 4th round!
I really wish football and basketball had their drafts set up the same way. I feel like it would save a lot of Donovan Warrens and Adrian Arringtons from making a mistake.
The good thing about not getting drafted as an incoming freshman, is that it gives you an incentive to have an even better year in college than you planned. Pushing yourself the extra mile. Andrew Copp is a prime example.
Late pickup, a star QB at Skyline HS. Key player as a freshman.
And is anyone else noticing the Jets trying to make Michigan their pipeline? They drafted Serville in 2011, Trouba in 2012 and Copp in 2013.
"And is anyone else noticing the Jets trying to make Michigan their pipeline? They drafted Serville in 2011, Trouba in 2012 and Copp in 2013."
Evidently, they have never talked to that Jackass from the kIngs.
Jets are moving up my "other teams to root for" list.
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I'm really surprised Downing dropped so far as he was mentioned as a potential late 1st rounder at one time. At the same time, I'm pretty surprised Copp went so high. Apparently an NHL also strongly agrees that we found a diamond in the rough. To think that he was the last guy / flier of his class