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Fantasy Summary

Large goalie who moves smoothly but lacks in some technical areas, future NHL 1B but may end up as an AHL starter/third system goalie.


Observations

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June 2022 – Cooley stood out for the Admirals in their short but sweet playoff run. In 7 playoff games, he had a .926 save percentage, holding down the crease while Connor Ingram was up with the Predators. Cooley is a strong competitor and will fight as hard as possible to make a save. He can overplay the puck at times but displays a lot of athleticism. With the introduction of Yaroslav Askarov in the minors, it is hard to say if Cooley is guaranteed to be Milwaukee’s starter heading into 2022-23, but either way, he will be contending for that job. Curtis Rines

March 2022 – Cooley is seemingly in an odd stage of his development. He has proved he is ready to move up from the ECHL but hasn’t exactly impressed in the AHL quite yet. Playing the back-up role to Connor Ingram in Milwaukee this season, Cooley has a .893 save percentage and a 3.23 goals-against average in 20 games played. Although he hasn’t stood out, his numbers fall in line with a couple of rookie comparables, such as Alex D’Orio in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Joel Hofer in Springfield. With Ingram still locked up until the end of next season, I don’t think he will step into the starting position just yet, but the pending RFA should see a contract extension to continue as the back-up for Milwaukee through next year. Curtis Rines

August 2021 – After a solid first pro season in the ECHL, Cooley will battle for a spot on the Admirals. With a .911 save percentage over 22 games with the Florida Everblades, moving onto the next step of pro hockey may benefit his development most. Curtis Rines

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 25, 1997
Height 6‘5”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 San Jose Jr. Sharks QC Int PW- - -|      
 2013-2014 San Jose Jr. Sharks 16U AAANAPHL 16U9 2.00 .911|Playoffs2 2.00 .925
 2014-2015 San Jose Jr. Sharks 18U AAANAPHL 18U15 2.39 .916|Playoffs2 3.52 .877
 2015-2016 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL19 4.28 .873|      
 2016-2017 Springfield Jr. BluesNAHL10 3.05 .909|      
  Wenatchee WildBCHL14 2.45 .887|Playoffs2 5.44 .828
 2017-2018 Univ. of DenverNCAA3 2.99 .929|      
 2018-2019 Univ. of DenverNCAA20 1.85 .934|      
 2019-2020 Univ. of DenverNCAA9 2.08 .908|      
 2020-2021 Chicago WolvesAHL2 3.00 .895|      
  Florida EverbladesECHL22 2.95 .911|Playoffs1 0.00 1.000