Cooper Marody
Born (1996-12-20)December 20, 1996,
Brighton, Michigan, U.S.
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 158th overall, 2015
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2018–present

Cooper Patrick Marody (born December 20, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Marody was originally drafted 158th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Marody was born on December 20, 1996 to Patrick and Lisa Marody.[1] He attended St. Patrick School in Brighton before attending St. Mary's Prep in Orchard Lake Village for two years. During his freshman year he played for the junior varsity team, before being promoted to the varsity team later in the season.[2][3] During his sophomore year, he was named to the 2012–13 MHSHCA First Team All State.[2][4]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior[edit | edit source]

Marody was drafted 130th overall by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2013 United States Hockey League (USHL) draft, however he was never signed by the team. He attended an open tryout camp for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, and signed with the team as a free agent.[3][5] During the 2013–14 season, Marody recorded nine goals and 21 assists in 58 games for the Lumberjacks. During the 2014–15 season, Marody began the season with the Lumberjacks, where he recorded two goals and seven assists in 14 games.[5] On December 4, 2014, he was traded to the Sioux Falls Stampede in exchange for Will Graber.[6] In 38 regular season games for the Stampede, he recorded 20 goals and 29 assists. During the 2015 Clark Cup playoffs he recorded one goal and 11 assists in 12 games, to help lead the Stampede to the Clark Cup.[5][7]

College[edit | edit source]

Marody began his collegiate for the Michigan Wolverines during the 2015–16 season. He recorded his first career goal and assist in his debut on October 16, 2015, against Mercyhurst.[1] In his freshman season he recorded 10 goals and 14 assists in 32 games. He missed over a month of action after suffering with mononucleosis.[8] During the 2016–17 season, Marody recorded five goals and ten assists in 18 games. He was ruled academically ineligible for the first semester, and returned in time for the 2016 Great Lakes Invitational (GLI).[9][10] He recorded his first career hat-trick and multi-goal game on February 3, 2017, against Ohio State.[11] Following his outstanding performance, he was named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week for the week ending February 7, 2017, earning his first weekly award.[12]

During the 2017–18 season, Marody was the Big Ten Scoring Champion, recording 16 goals and 35 assists in 40 games. His 51 points led the Big Ten and ranked sixth in the NCAA, while his 35 assists ranked first in the Big Ten and third in the NCAA. He became the third Wolverine to earn the Big Ten scoring title, following Zach Hyman (2015) and Kyle Connor (2016).[13] From October 27 to November 18, he posted an eight-game multi-point streak, registering four goals and 15 assists during that span. He became the first Wolverines player to record multiple points in eight consecutive games since Brian Wiseman during the 1993–94 season.[14] He was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week for the week ending January 3, 2018.[15] He recorded four points, including his second career hat-trick to help Michigan claim third place in the 2018 GLI, and was named to the all-tournament team.[16][17][18] He was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, however he did not finish as a top 10 finalist.[19][20] Following an outstanding season with the Wolverines, he was named to the All-Big Ten First Team, and was named an AHCA Second Team All-American.[13][21]

During the 2018 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Marody recorded three assists in the quarterfinals against Wisconsin. During the semifinals against Ohio State he recorded both of Michigan's goals, however the Wolverines lost the game in overtime.[22] During the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Marody scored two goals, including the game-winning goal in the Regional Semifinals against Northeastern.[23] During the Regional Finals against Boston University, Marody scored one goal to help Michigan advance to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011.[24]

Professional[edit | edit source]

On March 21, 2018, the Philadelphia Flyers traded the rights to Marody to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.[25] On April 8, 2018, Marody signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Oilers.[14][26] He was assigned to the Bakersfield Condors, the Oilers' AHL affiliate the next day.[27][28] On April 11, he made his professional debut in a game against the San Jose Barracuda, where he recorded his first point, with the primary assist on the Condors only goal of the game by Tyler Vesel.[29] On April 12 he recorded his first professional goal against Stephon Williams of the Barracuda.[30] He finished the 2017–18 season with one goal and two assists in three games for the Condors.[31][32]

Marody was called up to the NHL for the first time on October 21, 2018, as a result of several injuries to the Edmonton Oilers roster.[33] He made his NHL debut on October 23, playing 9:58 minutes of ice time in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.[34] Marody was reassigned to the Condors and later named to the 2019 AHL All-Star Game after leading the team in scoring.[35]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 58 9 21 30 36
2014–15 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 14 2 7 9 4
2014–15 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 38 20 29 49 28
2015–16 University of Michigan B1G 32 10 14 24 20
2016–17 University of Michigan B1G 18 5 10 15 8
2017–18 University of Michigan B1G 40 16 35 51 24
2017–18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 3 1 2 3 2
2018–19 Bakersfield Condors AHL 58 19 45 64 40 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Bakersfield Condors AHL 30 5 12 17 22
NHL totals 6 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Honors Year
All-Big Ten First Team 2018 [21]
Big Ten Scoring Champion 2018
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2018 [13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cooper Marody Bio. CBS Interactive (April 6, 2018). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Khan, Bill (January 26, 2018). Not good enough? Brighton's Cooper Marody overcomes rejection, becomes college hockey star. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Zuke, Ryan (February 2, 2018). Michigan hockey player with NHL dreams starting to share his gift of music. MLive. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  4. MHSHCA releases its 2012-13 All-State hockey teams (March 17, 2013). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hockey's Future - Cooper Marody. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  6. Olander, Jim (December 4, 2014). Stampede acquire forward Marody from Muskegon. Sioux Falls Stampede. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  7. Sioux Falls Stampede Win 2015 USHL Clark Cup Championship. United States Hockey League (May 15, 2015). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  8. Santo, Kevin (February 17, 2016). Marody on road back from illness having learned lessons in the process. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  9. Sipple, George (October 5, 2016). Marody ineligibility creates opportunity for Michigan hockey freshmen. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  10. Goricki, David (December 29, 2016). Michigan's Cooper Marody returns in time for GLI. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  11. Marody Scores Hat Trick as U-M Holds Off No. 11 Buckeyes. CBS Interactive (February 3, 2017). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  12. Big Ten Hockey Three Stars. CBS Interactive (February 7, 2017). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Garkse, TJ (April 6, 2018). Marody Earns AHCA/CCM All-America Honors. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Garkse, TJ (April 8, 2018). Marody Signs Pro Contract with NHL's Edmonton Oilers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on April 8, 2018.
  15. Big Ten Hockey Three Stars. CBS Interactive (January 3, 2018). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  16. Garske, TJ (January 2, 2018). Michigan Overcomes Early Deficit to Defeat MSU for Third Place in GLI. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  17. Sipple, George (January 2, 2018). Great Lakes Invitational title: Bowling Green beats Michigan Tech, 4-1. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  18. Berenter, Josh (January 3, 2018). Bowling Green earns first-ever GLI championship. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  19. Hefter, Robert (January 16, 2018). Calderone and Marody nominated for Hobey Baker Award after prowess in Minneapolis. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  20. Hobey Baker Memorial Award Announces 2018 Top 10 Finalists. Hobey Baker Award (March 14, 2018). Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Garkse, TJ (March 13, 2018). Marody Headlines Group of Wolverines to Garner Big Ten Hockey Awards. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on March 14, 2018.
  22. Garkse, TJ (March 10, 2018). Wolverines Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to OSU in B1G Semifinals. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on April 6, 2018.
  23. Garkse, TJ (March 24, 2018). Wolverines Defeat Northeastern to Advance to Northeast Regional Final. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on March 24, 2018.
  24. Garkse, TJ (March 25, 2018). Michigan Clinches Trip to 25th Frozen Four with Win Over BU. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  25. Flyers acquire draft pick from Edmonton for Cooper Marody. Philadelphia Flyers (March 21, 2018). Retrieved on March 21, 2018.
  26. RELEASE: Oilers sign Marody to entry-level contract. Edmonton Oilers (April 8, 2018). Retrieved on April 8, 2018.
  27. Gazzola, Paul (April 9, 2018). Marody assigned to Bakersfield. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on April 9, 2018.
  28. Condors Assigned, Lowe, Bear and, Marody. Bakersfield Condors (April 10, 2018). Retrieved on April 10, 2018.
  29. Game Recap: San Jose 2, Condors 1. Bakersfield Condors (April 11, 2018). Retrieved on April 11, 2018.
  30. Gazzola, Paul (April 12, 2018). Marody nets first with Condors. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on April 12, 2018.
  31. Gazzola, Paul (April 20, 2018). Marody concludes whirlwind couple of weeks. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on April 20, 2018.
  32. Staples, David (April 18, 2018). Fantastic first impression of Cooper Marody, the return on the Patrick Maroon trade. Retrieved on April 20, 2018.
  33. "Edmonton Oilers recall Cooper Marody as injuries start to pile up", Edmonton Journal, October 21, 2018. Retrieved on October 23, 2018. 
  34. BLOG: Marody's debut (October 24, 2018). Retrieved on October 23, 2018.
  35. MARODY NAMED TO AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC (January 23, 2019). Retrieved on January 29, 2019.

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Preceded by
Mason Jobst
Tyler Sheehy
Big Ten Scoring Champion
Succeeded by
Taro Hirose
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