Jack Kopacka packs his bags

Randy Russon
January 27, 2021

Former Soo Greyhounds winger Jack Kopacka has had his National Hockey League rights transferred.

The 6-foot-2, 200 pound Kopacka, who had three productive seasons with the Greyhounds after being an eighth round pick at the 2016 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, is now the NHL property of the Ottawa Senators following a trade today with the San Jose Sharks.

Jack Kopacka

Kopacka, who has a 1998 birth date, has been assigned by Ottawa to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators.

A Michigan native, Kopacka was originally drafted to the NHL in 2016 as a fourth round pick of the Anaheim Ducks.

Since graduating from the Greyhounds in 2018, Kopacka has spent most of the past two seasons in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls.

In 202 regular season games in the OHL with the Greyhounds, Kopacka netted 81 goals, 75 assists, 156 points.

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