Potential Arrival at UND: 2014
Birthday: September 16th, 1996
Hometown: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Committment Update: Decommitted from UND in October of 2013 in order to sign with the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL).
Profiles & Press Clippings:
- BCHL 2013-14 Profile/Stat Page
- Elite Prospects Profile/Stat Page
- Brad Schlossman Blog: Commitment Post (July 2013)
- Taking Note: Gropp Picks North Dakota (July 2013)
- GF Herald: Canadian Standout Commits to UND (July 2013-Expiring Link)
- Penticton Western News: Vees, Gropp Want Him To Be Among BCHL's Best (Aug 2013)
- Vees Central: Gropp Excited About World Championship (Dec 2012)
- Taking Note: Gropp, Hicketts Near Fork in Hockey's Road (July 2012)
- He will play for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL.
- He was one of 42 players invited to Hockey Canada's Ivan Hlinka Tournament Under-18 Selection Camp.
- He recorded 31 points (12G, 19A) in 50 regular season games with the BCHL's Penticton Vees. He also chipped in with nine points (4G, 5A) in 15 postseason games.
- He was named the BCHL Interior Conference Rookie of the Year.
- He was a finalist for the CJHL's national Rookie of the Year Award.
- He represented Canada's Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Challenge, recording three points (2G, 1A) in five tournament games.
- He played for the Okanagan Hockey Academy Under-18 AAA team, producing 51 points (21G, 30A) in 41 games. He also appeared in two games with the BCHL's Penticton Vees, scoring one goal.
- He represented Team Canada at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, notching nine points (6G, 3A) in six tournament games. His six goals led the tournament while helping Canada earn the bronze medal as the team's second leading point producer.
- He was a member of Team BC at the Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup in Moose Jaw, SK, where he scored two goals in four games.
- He was one of 42 players selected to attend the National Hockey League Player's Association Mentorship Camp.
- Played for the Kamloops Jardine's Blazers Bantam Tier 1 team, scoring 128 points (62G, 66A) in 58 regular season games. In the postseason, he added 14 points (7G, 7A) in nine games.