U.S. National U18 Team/USNTDP & USNTDP Juniors/USHL
Related: Marco Kasper
Logan Cooley is an intelligent strong two-way forward with good numbers in the face-off circle.
The Notre Dame commit is currently playing on the U.S. National U18 team in the USDP as well as for the USNTDP Juniors in the USHL. He has tallied 13 goals and 28 points in 18 USDP games as well as 4 goals and 8 points in 6 USHL games in the 2021-22 season. Due to Cooley’s hot start to the season, his stock in the draft has skyrocketed and has made him a potential top 10 caliber prospect.
Physical Play Good
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Excellent
- Makes the game look easy; has excellent skill level in all areas with great imagination.
- Combines speed and smarts to create turnovers and burn opponents with his offensive prowess.
- Reads the play extremely well in all three zones and is committed to his defensive responsibilities
Areas of Improvement
- Lacks the size that scouts look for in a dominant two-way center.
- Needs to get stronger
Logan Cooley is a dynamic center who has great offensive elements to appease the fans while also being a hard, competitive two-way center that will make him a coach’s favorite. His game has a ton of speed, skill, and playmaking in it as well. Cooley makes the game look easy, and has an excellent skill level in all areas with great imagination. He has the ability to make plays that challenge opponents and create significant advantages for him and his team. When he’s out there, his skill might not pop like some of the other forwards, but he’s usually the most noticeable of them all because he’s always on the puck, he can play in all situations, his tempo never wavers and he can play with anybody. Cooley is an intelligent two-way forward who plays a mature game for his age. He reads the play extremely well in all three zones and is committed to his defensive responsibilities, getting involved down low and covering for his defensemen. Logan Cooley is comparable to Patrice Bergeron, who is known as a great defensive forward, while also being a reliable offensive player for his team. Like Bergeron, Cooley could end up turning into one of the better two-way centers from this draft class.
Skill: A Dynamic, Intelligent two-way center, with excellent skills in all areas of the game
NHL Comparison: Patrice Bergeron
NHL Potential: First Line Center
|2020-21||U.S. National U17 Team||USDP||28||16||32|
|2021-22||U.S. National U18 Teams||USDP||18||13||28|
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