Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- J.T. Compher
J.T. Compher was born on April 8, 1995 in Northbrook, Illinois. A product of the U.S. Nation Development Team, he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres and would go on to attend the University of Michigan. In his final season at Michigan Compher served as team captain and led the nation with 47 assists in 37 games.

On June 26, 2015, Compher’s time in the Sabres’ organization would come to an end. He was traded along with Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko and a draft pick to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Ryan O’Reilly and Jaime McGinn.

Compher made his professional debut during the 2016-17 season, starting the season with the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. In 41 games for the club he scored 13 times and added 17 assists. His strong play was rewarded with his first recall to the NHL. He made his NHL debut on March 2, 2017 and would go on to appear in 21 games for the Avalanche as the season came to an end.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 Team Illinois T1EHL 34 17 22 39 56
2011-12 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 32 13 14 27 37 +11
2011-12 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 17 8 15 23 18
2011-12 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 9 4 3 7 4
2011-12 United States WJ18-A 6 2 3 5 4 +7
2012-13 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 21 7 17 24 23 +12
2012-13 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 31 11 15 26 18
2012-13 United States WJ18-A 7 3 4 7 8 +2
2013-14 University of Michigan Big Ten 35 11 20 31 22
2014-15 University of Michigan Big Ten 34 12 12 24 40 -3
2014-15 United States WJC-A 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015-16 University of Michigan Big Ten 38 16 47 63 28 +35
2015-16 United States WC-A 10 1 2 3 2 -1
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 21 3 2 5 4 0
2016-17 San Antonio Rampage AHL 41 13 17 30 22 +2
2016-17 United States WC-A 8 2 0 2 0 +4
NHL Totals 21 3 2 5 4


Big Ten All-Rookie Team (2014) Big Ten Second All-Star Team (2014) Big Ten Rookie of the Year (2014) Big Ten First All-Star Team (2016) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2016) Traded to Colorado by Buffalo with Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko and Buffalo's 2nd round pick (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Jeremy Roy) in 2015 NHL Draft for Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn, June 26, 2015.
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