Highly skilled two-way center with explosive speed. Impacts the game in all three zones and has the potential to develop into a first line center in the NHL.
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August 2022- Despite a small scare in camp where it looked as though Cooley might have gotten injured, he’s expected to be OK and will play for USA at the World Junior Championship this summer. Cooley is expected to be a major focal point of USA’s offense, expect a big tournament out of the Coyotes top prospect. Keith Duggan
July 2022 – Cooley has been selected by the Arizona Coyotes with the third overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
May 2022 – Cooley had an outstanding season, finishing second in overall NTDP team scoring with his 27 goals and 48 assists through 51 games being good enough for the highest points per game mark on the club. He added another 10 points through six games in an impressive showing at the U18 World Championships where he helped lead Team USA to a silver medal finish with his electrifying offensive game and refined defensive play. Cooley entered the season as a projected top-10 pick and all he has done is improve his stock since then. Don’t expect his name to be on the board for very long when the 2022 NHL Draft gets underway. Nick Richard
December 2021 – Cooley burst onto the scene with an impressive showing at the World Junior Summer Showcase and has been a driving force for the USNTDP’s U18 team so far this season. His 30 points in 20 games give him the highest points per game mark on his team and he is the only first-year draft-eligible skater included on USA’s preliminary roster for t