Red Wings select Cooper Moore with no. 128 pick in 2019 NHL Draft
Here’s what we know:
Born: Feb 6, 2001
Weight: 181 lbs
He was born in Cos Cob, CT, which as a former CT resident, I can confirm is a real place and not something 30 Rock made up.
GP: 7, G: 1, A: 2 - Mid-Fairfield Rangers U18 (Midget)
GP: 28, G: 13, A: 18 - Brunswick School “A” (USHS-Prep)
What are other people saying?
Here’s what Future Considerations says:
Here’s what The Draft Analyst says:
Here’s what the Grand Forks Herald says:
So, the normal places don’t have anything on him, but Kyle found an article about him: Here’s the full article, but an excerpt follows.
Then, Moore took over.
Moore poured in three goals in just under three minutes -- one on the power play and back-to-back even-strength tallies in the span of 22 seconds -- to tie the game 6-6. Moore (remember, he’s a defenseman) almost won the game in overtime. He hit the post off the draw. It would have been his sixth goal of the game.
”Anything that goalie saw coming from Cooper’s stick was, ‘Uh oh, I’m in trouble,’” Brunswick School coach Mike Kennedy said.
Kennedy’s phone began ringing like it never had before. NHL scouts wanted more information. So did colleges.
”Tons of schools had been asking about him,” Kennedy said. “All of the sudden, they were very, very interested after that five-goal game.”
NHL central scouting had him ranked 88th for North American skaters, so this is definitely an “off-the board” pick.
That being said, these round are where you should really take home run swings, and from everything I can find on him, this appears to be one of those.
There’s not much video on him, which isn’t surprising if you’ve read this article, but I was able to find the video of the 5 goal game that was referenced in the Grand Forks Herald article.