Andrew Copp makes the Jets (EDIT: And scores a point)

Andrew Copp makes the Jets (EDIT: And scores a point)

Submitted by stephenrjking on October 8th, 2015 at 2:41 PM
It has been a bit lost in the enthusiasm for Dylan Larkin making the Wings' opening day roster, but the real surprise departure was Andrew Copp. And, perhaps a bit surprisingly, he is on the opening day roster for th Winnipeg Jets; the Jets media staff currently project him to skate on the fourth line tonight.

If he and Larkin both stay up most of the year, that's pretty persuasive proof that their choices were wise. I hope they do; good for them making the show on opening night.

EDIT: The Jets beat the Bruins handily, and Copp had a nice assist on their fifth goal. Nice start.

EDIT again: saw on Twitter from Jeffrey Weinstein that Copp's first point was at the end of last season, which I had forgotten or never knew. I edited the thread title to fix, and my apologies to COY if I am the source of their tweet that Weinstein corrected.

Copp week-to-week with injury; not expected back vs OSU

Copp week-to-week with injury; not expected back vs OSU

Submitted by gwkrlghl on February 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Coach Berenson announced today that Copp is week-to-week with the injury he took vs. Minnesota and is not expected vs OSU this weekend:

 

Coach Berenson shares that Andrew Copp is week-to-week with an upper body injury.

— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) February 16, 2015

Andrew Copp has an upper-body injury and is doubtful for this weekend vs. Ohio State. The good news - not a long-term injury, per Berenson.

— Jeremy Summitt (@jeremysummitt) February 16, 2015

Fortunately the next two weeks are against Ohio State and Wisconsin - the two worst teams in the Big Ten. This team should not need Copp to go 4-0 but I definitely hope to have him back before the road series at PSU.

So You've Decided to Watch Some Hockey: A Michigan Primer

So You've Decided to Watch Some Hockey: A Michigan Primer

Submitted by Adam Schnepp on March 19th, 2014 at 11:47 PM

YES DO MORE THINGS THAT MAKE PEOPLE STAND UP IN FRONT OF YOUUUUU

So you’ve turned your calendar to March and watched some snow melt (finally), and your mind has naturally turned to brackets and the anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with single elimination contests. If you’ve thought about single elimination games that involve ice and rubber spheres instead of hardwood and rubber spheres then we’re on the same page.

At 3pm on Thursday Michigan plays Penn State, the lowest seeded team in the Big Ten Tournament and the team that has given Michigan more problems than first-ranked (in the nation) Minnesota. If Michigan wins, there’s a 96% chance they make the NCAA Tournament. If they lose, that drops to 40-50%. Pretty straightforward and terrifying.

If this is the first hockey game you’ve watched or just the first one you’ve watched this season then this guide’s for you. Think of this as a time investment. If you read it and Michigan wins on Thursday then you’re all set for the NCAA Tournament! If you read it and they don’t win then you must be some sort of human jinx, please don’t watch the basketball team.

Who to watch on offense:

#17 JT Compher, C, FR/#18 Andrew Copp, C, SO

I couldn’t split these two up and put one in the category below because they jointly set the tempo for Michigan. Both are going to forecheck hard enough to create offense, though they can create off the cycle as well. Both of these guys have the mindset of a third-line center with the hands and hockey IQ of a first-liner.

And if those guys aren’t on the ice?

#27 Alex Guptill, LW, JR

Put the puck on his stick and he’s a potential NHLer. Take the puck away from him and, uh, results may vary. He was a healthy scratch once this year essentially because he was putting in zero effort on the defensive end, but he’s since rebounded. He’s not going to win any awards for “best defensive forward,” but he has an incredible ability to move with the puck in tight spaces and keep it away from defenders.

Who to watch on defense:

#37 Mac Bennett, D, SR

This isn’t supposed to be a slight to the other defensemen but actually yeah, it’s kind of a slight to the other defensemen; Bennett is the only one that doesn’t make me nervous when he’s on the ice. He’s a senior, but more important is that he’s made strides in terms of playing a simpler, more balanced game. He’s a calming influence on a very, very young d-corps who knows when to rush the puck and how not to turn it over in the defensive zone as much as the other defensemen.

And if he isn’t on the ice?

#22 Andrew Sinelli, D, JR

He used to be a forward but the transition may be the best thing that’s ever happened to him during his time at Michigan. Sinelli will need to continue to work on little things like gap control, but he’s got the skating ability to hang with most anyone. He’s been really impressive since switching positions mid-season.

What about that guy who lets people use composite materials to throw pieces of rubber at him?

#35 Zach Nagelvoort, G, FR

Since Compher came in with considerable hype I’d say Nagelvoort is the real surprise contributor this season. He wasn’t supposed to be playing this season, but an injury to starter Steve Racine pushed him into the lineup and he hasn’t relinquished that spot since. Nagelvoort likes to handle the puck near his net and has a very good glove hand. His positioning is very good and he stays square to shooters. Hard to ask for more than that from a freshman.

What about the team, the team, the team?

Offense:

Coin flip. Averaging 3.12 goals/game is good enough for 20th in the nation, but which offense shows up is anyone’s guess. They can hang six on anyone in the nation or they can score one, and they’ve done both against great and terrible competition respectively.

Defense:

Coin flip. They’re giving up 2.56 goals/game, which again places them 20th in the nation. Some nights they look unstoppable (see last Saturday’s game against Minnesota) and some nights they look beyond confused (see the entire Great Lakes Invitational).

Power play:

Michigan has scored on 26 of their 129 opportunities (20.16%). This places them 17th in the nation, with the caveat being that every team ahead of them has had more power play chances. They’ve looked better in recent weeks as Luke Moffat has emerged as a legitimate special teams scoring threat. Eight of his 13 goals have come on the power play, so watch for #9 when Michigan has the man advantage.

Penalty kill:

While it’s not the worst in the nation, it’s the team’s weak spot when considering that they’re ranked somewhere around 20th in the nation in all other team scoring categories. Michigan has killed 105 of 129 penalties (81.4%), which ties them for 35th nationally with American International, which is a school that I did not know existed until I just wrote it down.

Tl;dr. What do I really need to know?

Michigan has to beat Penn State if they want to make the NCAA Tournament and start The Streak™ over. We don’t know which version of Michigan will show up; it will either be the team that can beat anyone in the nation or it will be the team that gifted Penn State two of its three B1G wins. 

Michigan - Michigan State: Open Thread

Michigan - Michigan State: Open Thread

Submitted by Sac Fly on January 24th, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Michigan heads to Munn looking to sweep Michigan State. The game is on BTN.

 

Forwards

Nieves-Copp-Di Giuseppe

Guptill-Compher-DeBlois

Motte-Hyman-Moffatt

Shuart-Lynch-Selman

 

Defense

Downing-Bennett

Clare-Sinelli

De Jong-Serville

 

Goalies

Nagelvoort

Racine

 

Audio

Week 15: USCHO Poll, RPI, and Big Ten Standings

Week 15: USCHO Poll, RPI, and Big Ten Standings

Submitted by Sac Fly on January 14th, 2014 at 4:08 PM

All information can be found at USCHO.com

 

 

USCHO Poll

# Team Votes W-L Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota (48) 14- 2-3 997 1
2 Ferris State ( 1) 17- 3-3 935 3
3 St. Cloud State ( 1) 12- 3-3 865 2
4 Boston College   14- 4-3 853 5
5 Quinnipiac   17- 3-5 819 7
6 Union   13- 4-3 760 4
7 Providence   13- 5-4 642 6
8 Yale   8- 3-4 613 10
9 Wisconsin   13- 6-1 559 14
10 Massachusetts-Lowell   14- 6-1 546 9
11 Northeastern   13- 6-3 496 16
12 Cornell   8- 4-3 436 12
13 Michigan   10- 6-2 428 8
14 Clarkson   13- 7-2 352 11
15 Notre Dame   12- 8-1 345 15
16 Denver   11- 7-4 208 17
17 New Hampshire   13-10-1 148 20
18 Vermont   11- 7-3 143 18
19 Maine   11- 7-2 89 NR
20 North Dakota   11- 7-2 81 NR

Michigan drops five spots after another disaster of a weekend.

Past opponent Boston College moves up to #4; New Hampshire gains three spots, up to #17. UMass-Lowell drops one spot to #10.

The Big Ten still only has three teams in the Top-20. Ohio State is the only other Big Ten team receiving votes.

 

RPI

# Team RPI W-L-T Win% Win% Rank SOS SOS Rank
1 Minnesota .5998 15-2-3 .8144 1 .5283 4
2 Boston College .5812 14-4-3 .7549 4 .5233 6
3 Ferris State .5851 17-3-3 .8087 2 .5105 28
4 Quinnipiac .5759 17-3-5 .7773 3 .5088 30
5 St. Cloud State .5780 12-3-3 .7423 5 .5232 7
6 Union .5626 13-4-3 .7184 6 .5106 27
7 Northeastern .5563 13-6-3 .6712 9 .5179 13
8 Providence .5571 13-5-4 .6776 8 .5169 16
9 Massachusetts-Lowell .5500 14-6-1 .6792 7 .5070 35
10 Wisconsin .5540 13-6-1 .6588 10 .5191 12
11 Cornell .5451 8-4-3 .6370 14 .5145 19
12 New Hampshire .5394 13-10-1 .5630 26 .5315 2
13 Yale .5384 8-3-4 .6575 11 .4987 46
14 Clarkson .5414 13-7-2 .6422 13 .5079 31
15 Michigan .5379 10-6-2 .6163 15 .5117 25
16 Maine .5369 11-7-2 .5988 17 .5162 18
17 Notre Dame .5383 12-8-1 .5714 23 .5272 5
18 Vermont .5348 11-7-3 .5728 22 .5221 8
19 North Dakota .5349 11-7-2 .5816 20 .5194 11
20 Colgate .5218 9-9-3 .4909 34 .5321 1
21 Minnesota-Duluth .5259 9-8-1 .5376 29 .5220 9
22 Bowling Green .5249 12-9-5 .5691 25 .5102 29
23 Minnesota State .5258 12-10-0 .5800 21 .5078 32
24 Denver .5196 11-7-4 .5701 24 .5028 42
25 Brown .5182 6-6-3 .5211 31 .5172 15
26 Western Michigan .5188 11-8-3 .5561 27 .5063 36
27 Miami .5131 9-9-2 .5106 33 .5139 20
28 Alaska-Anchorage .5109 11-9-2 .5306 30 .5044 39
29 Ohio State .5135 11-6-1 .5926 19 .4871 47
30 St. Lawrence .5059 8-10-2 .4706 36 .5177 14
31 Lake Superior .5056 11-10-1 .5135 32 .5029 41
32 Air Force .5026 12-6-4 .6542 12 .4521 52
33 Northern Michigan .4960 8-10-2 .4787 35 .5018 43
34 Rensselaer .4950 8-10-4 .4571 37 .5077 33
35 Mercyhurst .4965 13-9-2 .6068 16 .4598 48
36 Bemidji State .4924 7-11-6 .4048 41 .5216 10
37 Alaska .4919 8-10-4 .4537 39 .5047 38
38 Nebraska-Omaha .4890 8-11-1 .4059 40 .5167 17
39 Harvard .4851 5-8-3 .4000 43 .5135 22
40 Massachusetts .4832 6-14-3 .3440 48 .5296 3
41 Bentley .4838 11-8-2 .5941 18 .4470 56
42 Michigan Tech .4833 7-13-6 .4008 42 .5108 26
43 Boston University .4701 7-11-2 .3587 47 .5072 34
44 Michigan State .4700 6-10-3 .3693 45 .5035 40
45 Merrimack .4660 5-10-3 .3675 46 .4988 45
46 Connecticut .4643 10-7-2 .5465 28 .4369 58
47 Canisius .4535 8-11-1 .4565 38 .4525 51
48 Dartmouth .4456 3-12-2 .2414 54t .5137 21
49 RIT .4404 6-11-3 .3918 44 .4566 49
50 Princeton .4350 4-15-0 .2021 56 .5126 23
51 Penn State .4364 4-12-1 .2414 54t .5014 44
52 Colorado College .4247 2-15-3 .1613 58 .5125 24
53 Niagara .4238 5-12-3 .3407 49 .4515 53
54 Robert Morris .4149 5-13-2 .3163 50 .4478 55
55 American International .4066 5-14-0 .2826 52 .4480 54
56 Holy Cross .4029 4-15-2 .2430 53 .4562 50
57 Sacred Heart .3986 6-16-0 .2936 51 .4336 59
58 Alabama-Huntsville .3923 1-23-0 .0504 59 .5063 37
59 Army .3694 3-16-0 .1633 57 .4381 57

Another big drop in the RPI puts Michigan right on the edge of the tournament cutoff. 15 is not a good spot to be in; we're going to need to put some wins together and get off the bubble.

There is some change in the state of Michigan. Ferris stays near the top and Michigan Tech and Michigan State stay at the bottom; Northern and Western are right in the middle.

Lake Superior State is struggling since their series against Ferris State, going 2-6-0 in their last eight games and falling out of the Top-20.

 

Big Ten Standings

Team Big Ten W L T SO Win% Pts GF-GA Overall W L T Win% GF-GA
Minnesota   5 0 1 0 .917 16 21-12   15 2 3 .825 79-42
Wisconsin   4 2 0 0 .667 12 23-15   13 6 1 .675 71-54
Michigan   2 2 0 0 .500 6 12-15   10 6 2 .611 50-43
Michigan State   0 2 2 2 .250 4 8-11   6 10 3 .395 44-47
Ohio State   1 2 1 0 .375 4 13-13   11 6 1 .639 69-51
Penn State   0 4 0 0 .000 0 8-19   4 12 1 .265 41-67

Our worst case scenario last weekend put us in freefall. With MSU and Wisconsin next on the schedule, Michigan needs to be perfect to avoid falling out of the Big Ten standings.

Ohio State is getting better; enough to challenge for 3rd in the Big Ten. Penn State is not good.

 

Hobey Baker voting has started. Andrew Copp is the lone Wolverine making the list. Vote Here.

 

OT-ish: WJC Update, Copp Scary Moment

OT-ish: WJC Update, Copp Scary Moment

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on December 30th, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Team USA improved to 3-0 with a win over Germany 8-0 on Sunday, to move 5 points clear of second place Canada in Group A. This all but assures the American's of advancing to the playoff round.  

 

In Michigan news, a scary moment yesterday when Germany's Leon Draisaitl (WHL- Prince Albert) hit Andrew Copp from behind.  Draisaitl was given a 5 minute match penalty, and is supended from Germany's game today (12/30) vs. Czech Republic. Copp did return to the game after being on the ice for a few minutes. The video is below, play begins at about 1:44 minute mark. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YsHrwOIPHk&feature=youtu.be&t=1m44s

WJC Roster Finalized

WJC Roster Finalized

Submitted by Sac Fly on December 25th, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The final cut has been made to the World Junior roster; it's Tyler Motte. Motte played well against Minnesota State, but reportedly battled injuries and did not play in either exhibition in Sweden.

JT Compher was cut prior to the team leaving for Sweden; Andrew Copp is an alternate captain.

http://www.worldjunior2014.com/en/teams/united-states/#list

3 M hockey players make WJC camp roster

3 M hockey players make WJC camp roster

Submitted by gwkrlghl on December 4th, 2013 at 12:07 PM

FYI

Tyler Motte, Andrew Copp and JT Compher all made the camp list for the USA World Junior team. There's 15 forwards on the camp roster and 13 spots with one guy possibly injured (per the link) so there's a good chance all three would make the team

Also Super Uncool Guy Connor Carrick is on the roster as well

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2013/12/4/5174236/2014-world-juniors-usa-hockey-announces-camp-roster

Michigan has the 2nd most players on the roster (3) only behind BC (4)

I Believe In Andrew Copp

I Believe In Andrew Copp

Submitted by stephenrjking on November 1st, 2013 at 11:36 PM

In time of dearth and heartbreak
Beyond hockey's most desp'rate hour...

A boy became a man, one of our own

Who knew that 'round him, a program would wake?

A simple man, they tasked to stop
Yet they found emerged a hero

Not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need right now

A silent guardian,
A watchful protector

... A Captain ... 

I believe in Andrew Copp.

Hello: Andrew Copp (Hockey)

Hello: Andrew Copp (Hockey)

Submitted by Sac Fly on May 8th, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Per his Twitter, NTDP center Andrew Copp has committed to play for the Wolverines this coming fall.

After suffering a broken collarbone while playing QB for Ann Arbor Skyline,  Andrew returned to the ice and posted a 1-5-6 line for the U-18 team. The late addition to the class comes with Chris Brown leaving for the NHL a year early.

Congratulations to Andrew on his commitment, and best of luck in the fall.

 

Photo from USAHockey.com