Corey Tropp
Born July 25, 1989 (1989-07-25) (age 31)
Grosse Point Woods, Michigan
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 89th overall, 2007
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Corey Tropp (born July 25, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL).

He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

Corey 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.

In 2009, his MSU career was marred by controversy 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.

Corey was honored for his outstanding college play when he was named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in his final year.

On November 4, 2011, he made his NHL debut against the Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal in his third game on November 8, 2011 against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.

On September 22, 2013, during a pre-season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Corey 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 Buffalo Sabres waived Corey and on November 28, 2013, he was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On June 30, 2015, Corey (along with Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano and Jeremy Morin) was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with a 4th-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta.

After attending the Blackhawks training camp, Corey was re-assigned to the Rockford IceHogs. Despite attending the IceHogs training camp, due to a overload of contract with the Blackhawks, he was re-assigned to the Albany Devils to begin the 2015–16 season.

Corey 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 re-assigned to the Ducks AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.

Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • All-CCHA Second Team (2009–10)

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 76 10 30 40 113 12 2 5 7 12
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 27 9 13 22 46 3 0 0 0 8
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 3 5 8 20
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 6 2 2 4 7
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 0 1 1 0
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 Albany Devils AHL 51 11 17 28 61
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 15 5 6 11 16 8 1 1 2 20
NHL totals 148 6 21 27 133 2 0 0 0 0
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