Cooper Marody

Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy Summary

A skilled prospect whose development curve and production has been surprising since being drafted.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth December 20, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 180 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 6; Overall: 158

Observations

March 2019 – Marody has exceeded expectations in his first pro season. In 46 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL the young forward has amassed 48 points and has only gone pointless in just 12 games this season. He has played six games for the Oilers this season but was pointless in his time with the squad and played limited minutes. His skating is still a work in progress at this point but his overall game s transitioning well to the pro level. Marody has the potential to earn a spot on the Oilers as early as next season. Jameson Ewasiuk

December 2018 – Oilers’ General Manager Peter Chiarelli took some heat for trading a third round pick for Marody but it’s looking like a smart move. In his first pro season the young forward has earned multiple call ups to play on the big squad and has tallied four goals and 14 points in just 11 games for the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. While with the Oilers he has been a healthy scratch for 12 out of 17 games and has averaged under seven minutes of playing time. On December 12th Marody was sent back down to Bakersfield. It’s still early in his time with the Oilers but there has definitely been a lot of positives with this player so far. Jameson Ewasiuk

June 2018 – In March, the Oilers paid a third round pick for Marody, who was drafted by Philadelphia in the sixth round in 2015. The trade comes following a very strong campaign for the young forward where he recorded 16 goals and 51 points in 40 games and topped it off with a Hobey Baker nomination. The Flyers likely traded Marody due to concerns of him potentially becoming a free agent. In April, the Oilers signed Marody to an entry-level contract. He then recorded three points in three games for Edmonton‘s farm team, the Bakersfield Condors. The trade looks like an overpayment on paper but it could be smart move for the Oilers. Edmonton’s lack of quality forward prospects, the teams questionable prospect development and poor drafting history, makes trading a draft pick for a pro-ready prospect a potentially savvy move. The young American has strong puck skills and solid vision but must improve his foot speed and become stronger. If Marody shows well in his first season in the AHL, he could see time in Edmonton sooner than later and could be a sneaky good fantasy pickup. Jameson Ewasiuk

December 2017  Cooper Marody has taken off on the scoresheet much like a bat out of hell and it shows as the collegiate junior has 24 points through just 16 contests so far this season. When you thought he could not get much faster than he already was, he somehow manages to find a high gear and is making good use of it when generating creating for others in the offensive zone. With him and other prospects coming down the pipeline, current NHL fixtures such as Giroux and Voracek will have a very capable cavalry for backup support in due course. Continuing to put on good weight while keeping his quickness intact remains a high priority. Edric Joseph

September 2016 – When you consider Cooper Marody’s point production prior to his freshman season at Michigan you may not have expected him to come out as strong as he did. The former sixth round selection racked up 10 goals and 14 assists through 32 games and managed to establish himself as one of Michigan’s key offensive cogs. Marody isn’t a player who generates a ton of opportunities on his own, however he compliments skilled playmakers well as he has a knack for banging home pucks in the home-plate area. Marody’s shooting ability is one of his stronger assets as he’s able to score from a distance, as well as getting his stick on bouncing pucks and eventually popping one in. He’s an intellegent player who doesn’t rely on physicality to gain puck possession, rather he maintains strong stick and body positioning in order to force turnovers. If there’s one thing Marody could do offensively to boost his offensive totals it would be improving upon his cycle play and being a more cerebral player in the sense that he often solely looks for loose change in front of the net rather than supporting his line mates and moving into better position. Long term Marody looks like he could very well be that third liner, similar to Matt Read who’s capable of posting around 35 points while bringing a much needed energy to the ice.  Brennen York


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Honeybaked Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 31 3 7 10 10 |          
 2011-2012 St. Mary's Prep USHS-MI 7 1 3 4 2 |          
 2012-2013 St. Mary's Prep USHS-MI 26 19 23 42 20 |          
 2013-2014 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 58 9 21 30 36 |          
 2014-2015 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 14 2 7 9 4 |          
  Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 38 20 29 49 28 | Playoffs 12 1 11 12 10 
 2015-2016 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 32 10 14 24 20 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 18 5 10 15 8 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 40 16 35 51 24 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 3 1 2 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 58 19 45 64 40 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Bakersfield Condors AHL 5 0 3 3 0 |          

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