The Buffalo Sabres are set to announce the signing of Michigan State right wing Corey Tropp to a three-year entry level contract. Orignally chosen in the third round of the 2007 draft, the Grosse Point Woods, MI native comes to the Sabres organization after a three-year NCAA career saw him collect 29 goals and 70 points in 100 games with the Spartans.
Tropp, 20, got off to a blazing start in 2009-10, leading the nation with 17 goals through his first 21 games before cooling after the new year. The team’s MVP, Tropp would finish the season with 20 goals and 22 assists in 37 games as the Spartans were bounced in the first round of the CCHA tournament. The 6’0, 185-pound right wing is a skilled effort guy who possesses a quick shot release and a willingness to go to the dirty areas to get it off. His hands and two-way skills will enter the next phase of development with the Portland Pirates in 2010-11.