April 6, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan ice hockey head coach Red Berenson announced that junior-to-be forward Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.) was selected captain for the 2014-15 Wolverines, while senior-to-be forward Zach Hyman (Toronto, Ontario) and sophomore-to-be forward JT Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) were selected alternate captains by a vote of their teammates.
Copp, an alternate captain on this past season's U-M team, will be the 85th captain in the history of Michigan hockey. He is the first junior captain since Luke Glendening shared the captaincy with Carl Hagelin during the 2010-11 season.
A native of Ann Arbor and lifelong Michigan hockey fan, Copp had a standout sophomore campaign, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention recognition with 29 points (15G, 14A) in 33 games. He led Michigan in goal-scoring despite missing two games while playing for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden.
Copp recorded points in 20 of 33 games this season and the Wolverines were 13-5-2 in games when he had a point. He was tied for seventh among Big Ten skaters with 16 points (7G, 9A) in 20 conference games. Copp was honored twice this season with Big Ten weekly awards, earning Big Ten Second Star of the Week on March 18 and First Star of the Week honors on Oct. 13.
Hyman enjoyed his best season at Michigan in 2013-14, recording a career best 17 points (7G, 10A), including 15 points (7G, 8A) in Big Ten play. Compher, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was Michigan's leading scorer this past season with 31 points (11G, 20A) in 35 games.
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