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ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME PROFILE: J.T. COMPHER

Playmaking winger J.T. Compher from Illinois is projected to go high in the 2013 Entry Draft

Monday, 09.10.2012 / 2:31 PM / Features
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com (@kwsnow)
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ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME PROFILE: J.T. COMPHER
Playmaking winger J.T. Compher from Illinois is projected to go high in the 2013 Entry Draft

F - J.T. COMPHER

J.T. Compher (Photo: USA Hockey)

Position: Forward

Height: 5-10 (178)

Weight: 178 (81)

Shoots: Right

Date of Birth: 4/8/95

Hometown: Northbrook, Ill.

2012-13 Team: U.S. National Under-18 Team

Verbal College Commit: University of Michigan (CCHA)


INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS:

2012

  • Member of the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that won its fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Men’s World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic
    • Had five points (2-3) in six games
  • Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that claimed first place at the Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament
    • Skated in three games, assisted on two goals
  • Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that placed second at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont.
    • In six tournament contests, netted four goals and registered seven assists to lead Team USA in points (11)
    • Ranked second overall in the tournament in points (11)
    • Scored two goals in 5-1 triumph over the Czech Republic on Dec. 29
    • Earned four points (1-3) on Jan. 1 in 7-3 victory versus Canada West

2011

  • Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that captured the Four Nations Tournament title in Balishikha, Russia
    • Skated in four games, potting three goals and collecting three assists
    • Recorded three points (1-2) in 5-0 win over Russia on Nov. 13

USA HOCKEY - NTDP:

2011-12

  • Played for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, that competed in the United States Hockey League and against international teams
    • Scored 15 goals and accumulated 27 assists in 40 games for the Under-17 Team
    • First on the team in assists (27) and second in points (42)
    • In first regular-season United States Hockey League game, netted two goals and recorded a plus-3 as Team USA defeated Youngstown 10-3 on Sept. 30
    • Named USHL Offensive Player of the Week for Week One
    • Recorded seven multi-point games in USHL action
    • Amassed a three-game point streak (2-4) from Oct. 28 to Dec. 2
    • Registered a three-game point streak (3-1) from Dec. 17 to Jan. 14
    • Had a three-game point streak (1-5) from Feb. 17-20
    • Skated in 18 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team
    • Tallied eight goals and added five assists
    • Recorded six points (4-2) in final seven games (March 10-25)

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Son of Bob and Valerie Compher
  • Has verbally committed to attend the University of Michigan of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association
  • Grandfather, Richard Meyer, played collegiate basketball for the University of Michigan
  • Skated with the Team Illinois Midget Minor program prior to joining USA Hockey’s NTDP

STATISTICS:

YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 U.S. National Under-17 Team 40 15 27 42 53
U.S. National Under-18 Team 18 8 5 13 4
2010-11 Team Illinois 34 17 22 39 56
NTDP TOTALS 58 23 32 55 57

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