Jets sign University of Michigan captain Andrew Copp
The Winnipeg Jets announced Thursday morning that they have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Andrew Copp. The 20-year-old forward will come with an annual cap hit of $958,300.
Copp was originally taken by the Winnipeg Jets in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He followed that up with a 15-goal, 29-point campaign in 33 games with the University of Michigan in 2013-14. Prior to the start of this season, he became the first junior to be named team captain since current Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening in 2010-11, per MLive.com.
Now wearing the ‘C’, Copp scored 14 goals and 31 points in 36 contests in 2014-15, which got him All-Big Ten second team honors.
On the international side, Copp represented Team USA in the 2014 World Juniors and recorded five points in five games.
Rather than head to the minors, he’ll report to the Winnipeg Jets.