Corey Tropp
Born July 25 1989 (1989-07-25) (age 30),
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans (AHL)
NHL Draft 89th overall, 2007
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Corey Tropp (born July 25, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Tropp played three seasons (2007–10) of college ice hockey at Michigan State University with the Michigan State Spartans in the CCHA at the NCAA Division I level. Tropp's MSU career was marred by controversy in 2009, when he and teammate Andrew Conboy brutally attacked Michigan Wolverines defenseman Steve Kampfer, in an on-ice incident where Conboy appeared to check Kampfer from behind and Tropp appeared to slash Kampfer in the neck.[1] Both players were suspended by Spartans head coach Rick Comley for the remainder of the season.

Tropp was honored for his outstanding college play when he was named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in his final year.[2]

On November 4, 2011, Tropp made his NHL debut against the Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal in his third game on November 8, 2011 against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.[3]

Tropp is one of just five NHL players to wear the number 78. The other three players were Pavol Demitra for the Ottawa Senators (1993–96), Eric Landry for the Montreal Canadiens (2000–02), Marc-Antoine Pouliot for the Edmonton Oilers (2006–08) and Benn Ferriero for the San Jose Sharks (2009–present).

Awards and honorsEdit

  • CCHA Second All-Star Team (2009–10)[4]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL46781521142358
2006–07 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL5426366276849130
2007–08 Michigan State University CCHA426111716
2008–09 Michigan State University CCHA21381145
2009–10 Michigan State University CCHA3720224250
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL761030401131225712
2011–12Rochester AmericansAHL27913224630008
2011–12Buffalo SabresNHL3435820
NHL totals 34 3 5 8 20


  1. Wyshynski, Greg. After brutal Spartans assault, Michigan player speaks out. Yahoo! Sports.
  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 339. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. Winnipeg Jets at Buffalo Sabres Game Boxscore - 11/08/2011
  4. Player Bio - Corey Tropp

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