Coyotes prospect Logan Cooley impresses for Team USA at World Juniors
Aug 13, 2022, 3:35 PM | Updated: 4:22 pm
Arizona Coyotes prospect Logan Cooley is one of two players representing the team during the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, and the No. 3 overall pick had an impressive showing Saturday.
Cooley is skating for Team USA, who routed Austria in the tournament prelims 7-0T
The Pittsburgh native showed flashes of why he was a highly-touted prospect and why the Coyotes had their eyes on him, registering an assist.
With the U.S. leading 1-0, Cooley set up teammate Matt Coronato with a slick cross-ice pass to make things 2-0.
Matt Coronato makes it 2-0 Team USA 🇺🇸, how about that pass from Logan Cooley, sees the ice so well, Gopher to Crimson connection pic.twitter.com/7EKNRYjyrx
— Alex Micheletti (@AlexMicheletti) August 13, 2022
Cooley didn’t score in Saturday’s win but created quite the buzz with a goal that he nearly scored.
The forward attempted the lacrosse-style “Michigan” goal, a highlight reel goal that few would even attempt.
Logan Cooley was INCHES away from pulling off the Michigan 😱😱 #WorldJuniors
— Elite Prospects (@eliteprospects) August 13, 2022
It's Austria, etc., but Logan Cooley is on one today.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) August 13, 2022
Had Cooley pulled it off, however, it wouldn’t be the first time he’s done so in competition, scoring a Michigan against Latvia while playing for the U.S. Developmental Team.
🚨 LOGAN COOLEY PULLS A MICHIGAN! 🚨
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) April 28, 2022
While just the one point, Cooley made his impact felt offensively with five shots on goal. He had an ice time of 17:08 which was the fourth-most of any U.S. skater.
Cooley also flashed his hands with a cheeky move to navigate his way through two Austria defenders to set his teammate up for a shot at the net.
lol Logan Cooley pic.twitter.com/jtQSkspK3E
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) August 13, 2022
Team USA is back in action Sunday to wrap up the prelims of World Juniors against Sweden with a 7 p.m. puck drop.