Winnipeg Jets sign Andrew Copp to an ELC

Winnipeg Jets sign Andrew Copp –

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Andrew Copp to a three-year entry-level contract (ELC). 

Andrew Copp — 

League:  NCAA      Team:  U of Michigan 

Position:  C     Shot:  Left

DOB:  July 8, 1994     Birthplace:  Ann Arbour, MI

Height: 6’2     Weight:  210

2014-15 Stats:

Games: 36  G: 14  A: 17  Pts: 31  PIM: 29  Plus/Minus: +6

Drafted by: Winnipeg   Round: 4   Overall: 104   Year: 2013 NHL Entry Draft

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Andrew Copp to a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with an average annual cap hit of $958,300.

The twenty year old Andrew Copp, decided to forgo his senior season and turn pro with the Winnipeg Jets immediately.  The Ann Arbor, Michigan native ended his college career with 81 points on 40 goals and 41 assists in 107 games over three seasons with the Wolverines.

Andrew Copp represented the USA at the 2013-14 World Junior Hockey Championships where he recorded five assists in five games.

Copp will report directly to the Winnipeg Jets.

Career highlights:

1.  Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round, 104th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

2.  Represented Team USA at the 2013-14 U20 WJHC .

3.  Named University of Michigan captain for the 2014-15 season. 

4.  NCAA Big-Ten Second Team All-Star.     

Scouting report:

Andrew Copp is a big physical center with a decent scoring touch that plays a strong 200 foot game.  I believe Andrew Copp projects as a bottom six forward (#3 or #4 center) and although he is reporting directly to the Winnipeg Jets, the AHL is more than likely his destination for the 2015-16 season.    

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Comments

  1. Reporting directly to Jets like Trouba did last year. May be the rule WRT college players. Does this burn a year of that contract? Curious why they’d do that. Roster looks pretty deep at forward when injured guys get back.

    • Mitch Kasprick says

      In this case Copp burns a year of eligibility so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him dress for a game or two.

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