Tropp in 2013.
July 25, 1989 |
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||89th overall, 2007
Corey Tropp (born July 25, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Anaheim Ducks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Tropp played three seasons (2007–10) of college ice hockey at Michigan State University with the Michigan State Spartans in the CCHA at the NCAA Division I level. Tropp's MSU career was marred by controversy in 2009, when he and teammate Andrew Conboy brutally attacked Michigan Wolverines defenseman Steve Kampfer, in an on-ice incident where Conboy appeared to check Kampfer from behind and Tropp appeared to slash Kampfer in the neck. Both players were suspended by Spartans head coach Rick Comley for the remainder of the season.
Tropp was honored for his outstanding college play when he was named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in his final year.
On June 30, 2015, Tropp, along with Jeremy Morin, Marko Daňo and Artem Anisimov, were traded by the Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta. After attending the Blackhawks training camp, Tropp was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs. Despite attending the IceHogs training camp, due to an overload of contract with the Blackhawks, Tropp was reassigned to the Albany Devils to begin the 2015–16 season. Tropp enjoyed a productive tenure with the Devils, scoring 28 points in 51 games before on February 29, 2016, he was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Tim Jackman and a 7th round pick in 2017. He was directly reassigned to the Ducks AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls
Tropp is one of just eight NHL players to wear the number 78. The other seven players were Pavol Demitra for the Ottawa Senators (1993–96), Benn Ferriero for the San Jose Sharks (2009–12), Evgeny Grachev (2012) and Beau Bennett (2017 - present) for the St. Louis Blues, Eric Landry for the Montreal Canadiens (2000–02), Marc-Antoine Pouliot for the Edmonton Oilers (2006–08) and Mike York of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2008-09 NHL season.
|2005–06||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||46||7||8||15||21||14||2||3||5||8|
|2006–07||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||54||26||36||62||76||8||4||9||13||0|
|2007–08||Michigan State University||CCHA||42||6||11||17||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Michigan State University||CCHA||21||3||8||11||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Michigan State University||CCHA||37||20||22||42||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||44||2||8||10||37||2||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||61||1||7||8||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||15||5||6||11||16||8||1||1||2||20|
|2016–17||San Diego Gulls||AHL||62||21||33||54||48||1||0||0||0||0|
|2017–18||San Diego Gulls||AHL||50||17||26||43||119||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA Second Team||2009–10|||
- Wyshynski, Greg. "After brutal Spartans assault, Michigan player speaks out". Yahoo! Sports.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Winnipeg Jets at Buffalo Sabres Game Boxscore - 11/08/2011
- "Blue Jackets claim Tropp off waivers". The Sports Network. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- Peters, Chris (30 June 2015). "Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets in 7-player deal". CBS Sports. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- Staff, RotoWire (29 February 2016). "Blackhawks' Corey Tropp: Dealt to Anaheim". CBS Sports. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
- Hockey-Reference.com: Players who wore jersey #78
- "Player Bio - Corey Tropp". The Hockey News. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-13.