Ian Cole

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Ian Cole
Born (1989-02-21) February 21, 1989 (age 25)
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2010–present

Ian Douglas Cole (February 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Cole was drafted 18th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Cole joined the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2007 after playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2005–2007.[1] Cole played at Notre Dame from the 2007–08 season through the 2009–10 season, Cole finished his collegiate career with 69 points in 111 games at UND. During Cole's stint at Notre Dame the program qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2007, 2008, and 2009, including the school's first Frozen Four appearance in 2008.[2]

At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season Cole turned pro and signed with the St. Louis Blues and was assigned to the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League, the Blues' top minor league affiliate.[3][4] Cole made his NHL debut on November 6, 2010 after being recalled from Peoria on November 4.[5] He scored his first NHL goal on March 9, 2011 against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender, Mathieu Garon.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for United States
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2007 Sweden

Cole's first international experience came at the 2007 World Junior Championships (WJC) in Sweden.[7] Cole added four goals and an assist in all seven games at the 2007 WJC, helping Team USA to a bronze medal finish. The 2007 WJC marked the most points Cole would score at the event, in 2008 he was held pointless and in his final appearance in the tournament in 2009 he finished with two goals and two assists.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 40 2 8 10 75
2006–07 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 16 2 7 9 28
2007–08 Notre Dame CCHA 43 8 12 20 40
2008–09 Notre Dame CCHA 38 6 20 26 58
2009–10 Notre Dame CCHA 30 3 19 19 55
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 9 1 4 5 4
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 44 5 10 15 63
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 1 3 4 35
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 22 1 3 4 26
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 1 5 6 22 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 3 11 14 43
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 0 1 1 10
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 46 3 8 11 31
NHL totals 113 5 17 22 98 2 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC 3rd 7 4 1 5 6
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 0 0 0 6
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 2 2 4 4
Junior totals 19 6 3 9 16

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2008–09 [10]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2008–09 [11]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2009 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Ian Cole". University of Notre Dame. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Box :: USCHO.com ::". U.S. College Hockey Online. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Blues sign Ian Cole". VictoryHondaHockey.com. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Blues rookie aims for recognition". STLtoday.com. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Jackman on IR; Cole Recalled from Peoria". St Louis Blues. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  6. ^ "NHL game summary - St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets". Canoe.ca. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  7. ^ "USA Hockey announces World Junior team". North American Hockey League. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Hockey veteran leads USA in World Junior Championship". USAToday. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  9. ^ "2009 World Junior Championship". USA Hockey. 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  10. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Ian Cole Named ACHA/Reebok First Team All-American". University of Notre Dame. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  12. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lars Eller
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
David Perron