Corey Tropp (born July 25, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres, the latter of which drafted him in the third round, 89th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Tropp in 2013.
July 25, 1989|
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
89th overall, 2007|
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 September 22, 2013, in a pre-season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tropp fought and was knocked-out by Maple Leafs' forward Jamie Devane, resulting in a broken jaw and a mild concussion. On November 27, 2013, the Sabres waived Tropp and on November 28, he was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
On June 30, 2015, Tropp (along with Jeremy Morin, Marko Daňo and Artem Anisimov) were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta. After attending the Blackhawks' training camp, Tropp was reassigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, 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 AHL season. Tropp enjoyed a productive tenure with Albany, scoring 28 points in 51 games before on February 29, 2016, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Tim Jackman and a seventh-round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He was immediately assigned 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 (2017–18) 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 (2008–09).
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||San Diego Gulls||AHL||55||20||20||40||124||15||4||2||6||11|
Awards and honorsEdit
- 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.
- "Gulls sign Right Wing Corey Tropp to one-year contract". San Diego Gulls. 2018-07-23. Archived from the original on 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
- Hockey-Reference.com: Players who wore jersey #78
- "Player Bio - Corey Tropp". The Hockey News. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-13.