J. T. Compher

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J. T. Compher
Born (1995-04-08) April 8, 1995 (age 19)
Northbrook, IL, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NCAA team Michigan Wolverines
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2013
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2013–present

Joseph Taylor Compher (born April 8, 1995) is a American ice hockey player, who currently plays College ice hockey for the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. Compher was drafted 35th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Compher trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team from 2011 to 2013.[1]

Following an outstanding rookie season with the Michigan Wolverines, Compher was selected as the Big Ten's 2013–14 Freshman of the Year. He was also named to both the 2013–14 Big Ten All-Freshman Team and the 2013–14 All-Big Ten Second Team.[2]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver 2012 Canada
World U18 Championships
Gold 2012 Czech Republic
Silver 2013 Russia

Compher represented the United States at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he won a silver medal. Compher was the teams leading scorer, recording four goals and seven assists in six games.

Compher represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he won a goal medal.[3] He was chosen again, as one of only three returning skaters, to compete at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships where he won a silver medal and was named one of Team USA's top three players.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 U.S. National Under-17 Team USHL 32 13 14 27 37
2012–13 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 21 7 17 24 23
USHL totals 53 20 31 51 60


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States U17 2nd 6 4 7 11 14
2012 United States U18 1st 6 2 3 5 4
2013 United States U18 2nd 7 3 4 7 8
Junior totals 18 9 14 23 26

Awards and honors[edit]

Honours Year
All-Big Ten Freshman Team 2013–14 [6]
All-Big Ten Second Team 2013–14 [7]
Big Ten Freshman of the Year 2013–14 [8]


External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Succeeded by