• J.T. Compher

J.T. Compher

Colorado Avalanche

Position: Center

Shoots: Right

Full Name: Joseph Compher
Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Hometown: Northbrook, Illinois
Current Team: Colorado Avalanche

Joseph Compher was born on April 8, 1995 in Northbrook, Illinois and he currently plays center for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. J.T. was selected in the second round, 35th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Following his sophomore season at the University of Michigan, his National Hockey League rights were traded to Colorado during the 2015 NHL Draft. J.T. returned to Michigan where he served as Captain for the 2015-16 season before concluding his collegiate career. J.T. then signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on April 25, 2016. J.T. has represented the United States at five International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned events including the 2016 IIHF World Championships, the 2015 World Junior Championships, and the IIHF World U18 Championships in both 2013 and 2012 where he brought home a Silver and Gold Medal respectively. On July 17, 2019, Compher signed a four-year, $14 million extension with the Avalanche.

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My family and I have worked with Kevin Magnuson and KO sports since 2006 after Kevin saw me play in the USHL Fall Classic for Waterloo. Kevin has helped guide me through the USHL, NCAA and NHL and all the good and bad that comes with each League. His experience as a former practicing attorney was really helpful in negotiating all three of my NHL contracts. Kevin and KO Sports were especially prepared for the salary arbitration hearing we had in 2015 with Nashville that ended with me eventually earning an awesome, life changing 5-year deal. 

— Craig Smith

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