The Philadelphia Flyers made a trade this afternoon, moving the rights to University of Michigan’s Cooper Marody to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2019 third-round pick – which originally belonged to the New Jersey Devils.
Marody was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (158th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In his third season at Michigan, Marody was among the numerous nominees for the Hobey Baker Award.
In 37 games this season, Marody has 46 points and leads Michigan in assists and plus-minus. Cooper Marody and Michigan were not in action this weekend after losing in the Big Ten Tournament, but have their eyes set on a bigger prize.
Michigan earned an at-large bid and is a no. 2 seed in the Northeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament. They will take on the no. 3 seeded Northeastern (23-9-5) on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. If they win, they will face the winner of Cornell vs. Boston for a chance to go to the Frozen Four.
The Flyers are loaded with forward prospects and they are beginning to have limited space for all of them. Getting a draft pick for a player that they felt may not have as high of a ceiling as some of the others could work out in their favor. But we won’t know right away. Either way, the Flyers add themselves a draft pick in 2019.
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