Andrew Cogliano

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Andrew Cogliano
Andrew Cogliano Ducks 2012-02-15.JPG
Cogliano with the Ducks in 2012.
Born (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 27)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2005
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007–present

Andrew Cogliano (born June 14, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He formerly played for the Edmonton Oilers. On December 31, 2013, Cogliano became the 20th player in NHL history to play 500 consecutive games, and only the fifth to do so from the beginning of his NHL career.[1] He is also the active iron man for consecutive games played in the NHL.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario, starting out playing hockey for the City of Vaughan Hockey Association and the Vaughan Rangers in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) before playing in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) with the AAA Vaughan Kings.

Cogliano was drafted in the third round, 54th overall, by the Toronto St. Michael's Majors in the 2003 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection. Many believed that Cogliano was the top OHL prospect that year; however, due to his interest in playing collegiate hockey in the NCAA, he was drafted much later.

Cogliano spent two seasons with the St. Michael's Buzzers, a Tier 2 Junior "A" Team in Toronto. In his final season, he represented Canada at the Junior World Cup in the summer of 2004 and lead the team in scoring. He was also the League's leading scorer, as well as the only player from the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) to be selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Cogliano then moved to the NCAA and played two years for the University of Michigan Wolverines. In 2005–06, he represented Canada in the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Vancouver, winning a gold medal. In 2006–07, he finished third on the Wolverines in scoring with 50 points in 38 games[4] and again won gold with Canada at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. He signed a professional contract on May 2, 2007, with the Edmonton Oilers, the team which drafted him 25th overall in 2005.[5]

Professional[edit]

Edmonton Oilers[edit]

Leading up to the 2007–08 season, Cogliano had a strong training camp and made the Oilers' opening night roster. He played his first NHL game on October 4, 2007, against the San Jose Sharks, recording one assist. He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2007, against the Detroit Red Wings, beating All-Star goaltender Dominik Hašek.

On March 7, 9 and 11, 2008, Cogliano set an NHL record by scoring overtime goals in three consecutive games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues, respectively. His stick and gloves were subsequently sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[6]

Cogliano would play in all 82 of Edmonton's games during his rookie season, leading the team in appearances. He would score 45 points (18 goals and 27 assists), leading the Oilers with five game-winning goals while recording the team's highest shooting percentage at 18.4%.

In his second NHL season, his statistics declined slightly, along with fellow Oilers sophomore Sam Gagner. Cogliano posted 38 points (18 goals and 20 assists) while again playing in all 82 of his team's games. That season, Cogliano was invited to participate in the NHL YoungStars Game during the All-Star weekend in Montreal, playing for the Sophomores team. Cogliano also participated in and won the "Fastest Skater" competition during the SuperSkills event, clocking in at a time of 14.31 seconds.

In June 2009, Cogliano was confirmed to be a part of a planned blockbuster trade that would see himself, Ladislav Šmíd and Dustin Penner dealt to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for disgruntled All-Star forward Dany Heatley.[7] In the end, however, Heatley exercised the no-trade clause contained in his contract and the deal could not be finalized. Heatley would shortly after accept a trade to the San Jose Sharks instead, and Cogliano remained an Oiler.

Cogliano with the Oilers in 2009.

The subsequent 2009–10 season was a difficult one for Cogliano, as his offensive production again declined and his team struggled. He would finish with 28 points (10 goals and 18 assists) in 82 games, and the Oilers finished last overall in the NHL. He was tried at all three forward positions during the season.

By the end of the 2010–11 season, Cogliano was the only Oiler who played in all 82 games, and was fifth in team scoring, with 35 points.

As part of the Oilers' rebuilding process, Cogliano was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on July 12, 2011, for a second-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

In his second year with Anaheim, and his sixth season overall in the NHL, Andrew made his debut in the Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Ducks, as the second seed in the Western Conference, were eliminated in the first round by the seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings in seven games.

During the 2013–14 season, Cogliano played his 500th consecutive game in a home game against the San Jose Sharks on New Year's Eve. He became the 20th player in NHL history to reach that milestone, and only the fifth to do so from the beginning of his career. On January 25, playing in Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Kings in a NHL Stadium Series game, Cogliano scored into an empty net for the 100th goal of his NHL career. He finished the season with 21 goals, setting a new career high. It was his first season with 20 or more goals. In the playoffs, he scored his first-ever playoff goal against the Dallas Stars.

Personal life[edit]

Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He has a brother, Matthew, who is an elementary school teacher.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 36 26 47 73 14 24 11 20 31 12
2004–05 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 49 36 66 102 33 25 22 24 46 20
2005–06 University of Michigan CCHA 39 12 16 28 20
2006–07 University of Michigan CCHA 38 24 26 50 12
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 18 27 45 20
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 18 20 38 22
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 10 18 28 31
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 11 24 35 64
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 13 13 26 15
2012–13 EC KAC EBEL 7 2 4 6 2
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 13 10 23 6 7 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 21 21 42 26 13 2 6 8 9
NHL totals 540 104 133 237 184 20 2 7 9 12

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2006 Canada
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Ontario U17 1st 6 5 7 12 6
2006 Canada WJC 1st 6 1 4 5 4
2007 Canada WJC 1st 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 18 7 13 20 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2005-06

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Rob Schremp
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Sam Gagner