Who is Logan Cooley? All you need to know about the University of Minnesota prospect

United States v Germany: Quarterfinals - 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship
Logan Cooley in action during the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship

Logan Cooley is a 18-year-old ice hockey player from Pittsburgh. He is currently a player with the National Hockey Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) with the University of Minnesota. He was born on May 4th, 2004.

His father's name is Eric Cooley, and he is said to own a waste and transportation company. His mother's name is Cathy Cooley, who herself is a hockey fan. Logan is the youngest of the family's three children. His brothers Eric and Riley were both collegiate level hockey players, as was his uncle Mooney.

Cooley, despite being only 5'10", is known for his speed and high level of skill during games. He is also known for his excellent understanding of his playmaking abilities and his ability to pass the puck to his teammates while cutting past defenders.

"I was surrounded by a good amount of hockey people in my house. I have two uncles that played Division I college hockey, at Notre Dame and Colorado College. I have two older brothers, Eric and Riley, that played. I was surrounded by hockey, so I had no other choice, really. I'm glad I picked hockey, though."- via NHL.com
Logan Cooley is drafted by the Arizona Coyotes during Round One of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Centre on July 07, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Logan Cooley is drafted by the Arizona Coyotes during Round One of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Centre on July 07, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

During the 2022 NHL Draft, Cooley was considered the top-ranked prospect. The Arizona Coyotes selected him as the third overall pick in the draft. He currently represents the U.S. National U-20 team.

Logan Cooley #92 of Team USA skates the puck ahead of Philipp Bidoul #22 of Team Germany in the second period in a quarterfinal game of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship at Avenir Centre on January 2, 2023 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo by Dale Preston/Getty Images)
Logan Cooley #92 of Team USA skates the puck ahead of Philipp Bidoul #22 of Team Germany in the second period in a quarterfinal game of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship at Avenir Centre on January 2, 2023 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo by Dale Preston/Getty Images)

During the 2023 Junior Ice Hockey Championships, which were held in Canada between December 26th and January 5th, Logan ended the tournament accumulating 14 points ( 7 goals and 7 assist). He helped his side clinch the bronze medal in the Championships.

Logan Cooley performances this season

Logan Cooley has played in two leagues in his career. With the University of Minnesota, the 18-year-old forward has played in 35 games and has managed to accumulate 52 points with (19 goals and 33 assists) this season in the Big-10.

In his hockey career, the 18-year-old forward has been honored with many accolades, including Big Ten Scoring Champion (2023), All-Big Ten First Team (2023), All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2023), and Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2023).

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Edited by Gaelin Leif
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