Flyers Prospect of the Week
Cooper Marody was a 6th round pick (#158th overall) of the Flyers back in 2015. He is known for his great skill and playmaking ability. He is currently in his sophomore season for Michigan in the NCAA.
Marody was academically ineligible to play for Michigan for the first half of this season. The 20-year old had a battle with mononucleosis last spring, which forced him to miss the first half of the season.
Marody made his season debut on December 29th at the Great Lakes Invitational. A day later, Marody tallied 3 assists to help Michigan defeat Michigan Tech 5-4.
After going through a stretch of 4 games without recording any points, Marody began to heat up this weekend.
Marody came into a game on February 3rd against the number 11th ranked team in the nation, Ohio State, still searching for his first goal of the season. And what better way to do it against fellow Flyers draft pick and prospect Tanner Laczynski.
Early in the 2nd period, Marody scored his first of the season. He showed great skill and patience on the goal.
After Laczynski scored a goal of his own, Marody went back to work. On the powerplay, Marody went straight to the blue paint to jam in his second of the night.
But Marody wasn’t done there. 43 seconds after Ohio State forward Miguel Fidler took a holding penalty, Marody sniped his 3rd of the game for the natural hat trick. A great celebration to go with it, too!
The 6-foot tall center with his first career hat trick for his first three goals of the season to help Michigan knock off Ohio State 5-4.
Just a day after Marody’s big night, Michigan and Ohio State were set for a rematch.
Marody, a native of Brighton, Michigan, opened the scoring for his Michigan side in the first period. His 4th of the season and 4th in his last two games! A filthy, short-side snipe, too.
With just over one minute to play in the first period, the Flyers prospect racked up an assist on a power-play goal by Jake Slaker.
But Marody still was not done! Early in the 2nd period, Marody sets up James Sanchez on a 2-on-1, and his teammate makes no mistake. Back-to-back three point nights for Marody.
Unfortunately for Marody and Michigan, a third period collapse led to a 6-5 loss in the end. Tanner Laczynski tallied 1 assist for Ohio State.
Six points in two games for Marody is incredible, to say the least. It looks like Hextall may have found another late-round gem in Marody.
Cooper Marody’s Stats this season with Michigan: 8GP, 4G, 5A, 9PTS, +3
Honourable Mentions for Flyers Prospect of the Week
Wade Allison (Western Michigan, NCAA):
Allison has 5 points (1 goal & 4 assists) in his last 4 games and has a 4-game point scoring streak going.
Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener, OHL):
Bunnaman has 5 points (4 goals & 1 assist) in his last 5 OHL games. He has 27 goals in 47 games this season.
Oskar Lindblom (Brynäs, SHL):
Lindblom continues to dominate the SHL. He has 6 points (5 goals & 1 assist) in his last 5 games for Brynäs.