David Pope

by bigjoehighgate on December 23, 2016

 

 

David Pope

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 187

Born: 1994-09-27

Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN

Drafted: 4th Round, 109th overall in 2013 by Detroit Red Wings

 

Observations:

December 2016 – Here’s a former fourth-round pick very much on the back burner for Detroit who has yet to flourish and hit his stride playing collegiate hockey with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. Still without a professional contract entering his junior year, Pope has fought hard to improve his game since leaving the BCHL and his point production through his first two NCAA seasons speaks to that. Amassing only 22 points in 64 total games, the stiffer competition in the college ranks has been a difficult challenge for the Edmonton native. However, 2016-17 could be his breakout year, as he’s already compiled 16 points through his first 14 games and shows no sign of slowing his 1.14 point per game rate.

Throughout his amateur career, Pope has relied on his elite shot to produce and make himself stand out, however with only 17 goals in three NCAA seasons thus far, rounding out his game will be a necessity to succeed at the next step of his career. Joseph Highgate

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

A hot start to his junior NCAA season sparks optimism about Pope’s chances of making a splash in the pros, for which he has the size.

 

Footage:

To come.

 

 

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