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 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton Oilers
EC KAC
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] On November 4, 2017, Cogliano played in his 800th consecutive game, placing him in fourth place on the NHL's most consecutive games played list. The streak ended on January 14, 2018, when Cogliano was suspended for two games.

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 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), he was drafted much later.

Cogliano spent two seasons with the St. Michael's Buzzers, a Tier 2 Junior "A" Team in Toronto. 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.[2]

Cogliano then moved to the NCAA and played two years for the University of Michigan Wolverines. In 2006–07, he finished third on the Wolverines in scoring with 50 points in 38 games[3] 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.

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.[4] He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2007, against the Detroit Red Wings, beating All-Star goaltender Dominik Hašek.[5]

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 include Ladislav Šmíd and Dustin Penner being sent to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the disgruntled All-Star forward Dany Heatley.[7] However, Heatley ultimately exercised the no-trade clause in his contract and the deal did not materialize. 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, in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[8]

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

In his second year with Anaheim, and his sixth season overall in the NHL, Cogliano 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.[9] 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.

During the 2014–15 season, Cogliano was entrusted on the Ducks powerplay unit.[10] Cogliano's efforts helped push the Chicago Blackhawks to 7 games before the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs.[10] At the end of the season, he was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the second time.[11] It was eventually awarded to Minnesota Wild's Devan Dubnyk.

The 2015–16 season was disappointing for Cogliano, who had recorded double digits in goals every year except for that season. Despite his slide in goals, he played on a line along with Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg, whose "shutdown" play helped the team reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.[12] Cogliano ended the season leading the Ducks in shorthanded goals and points and finishing second among Ducks forwards in hits.[12] He was again nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy at the end of the season,[13] with the award eventually going to Jaromír Jágr of the Florida Panthers.

During the 2016–17 season, Cogliano was again paired with Kesler and Silfverberg to lead the team's "shutdown" line.[14] On March 22, 2017, Cogliano played in his 777th consecutive hockey game, surpassing Craig Ramsay for the fourth-longest playing streak in NHL history.[14] He again helped lead the Ducks to a playoff contention, playing in all 17 games against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators. At the end of the season, Cogliano was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the fourth time in his career.[15] The award eventually went to Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson.

During the 2017–18 season, on January 12, 2018, the Ducks re-signed Cogliano to a three-year, $9.75 million contract extension.[16] On January 13, 2018, Cogliano was issued an interference penalty for a hit on Kings' forward Adrian Kempe. After a hearing with NHL's Department of Player Safety, Cogliano was given a two-game suspension. With this, Cogliano's "iron man" streak of 830 consecutive games played ended, which was the longest active streak at the time.[17][18]

International play[edit]

In his final season with the St. Michael's Buzzers, Cogliano represented Canada at the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he led the team in scoring.[19] He sent the stick he used in the tournament to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[6]

In 2005–06, Cogliano represented Canada in the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Vancouver, winning a gold medal.[20][21] He ended the tournament with 5 points in 6 games.

Cogliano again won gold with Canada at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, in Sweden.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He has a brother, Matthew, who is an elementary school teacher.[23]

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
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 15 14 29 14 16 3 6 9 4
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 9 23 32 28 7 2 2 4 0
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 16 19 35 26 17 1 2 3 9
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 80 12 23 35 41 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 866 156 212 368 293 64 8 17 25 27

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  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, gold medalist(s) 6 5 7 12 6
2006 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 4 5 4
2007 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 18 7 13 20 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Postgame Notes and Quotes: Dec. 31 vs. SJ". The Official Site of the Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Cogliano prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Michigan Wolverines season statistics". 'hockeydb.com. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Oilers 3, Sharks 2 (SO)". cbssports.com. October 5, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  5. ^ Ungar, Lindsey (October 8, 2007). "Red Wings muscle their way past Edmonton". NHL.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Cogliano donates record-setting equipment to the Hockey Hall of Fame". Edmonton Oilers. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Senators trade Heatley to Oilers for Cogliano, Penner and Smid". elitestv.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  8. ^ "Oilers trade centre Andrew Cogliano to Anaheim Ducks for 2013 pick". NHL.com. July 12, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Postgame Notes and Quotes: Dec. 31 vs. SJ". NHL.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b "Player Review: Andrew Cogliano". NHL.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Cogliano Nominated for 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy". NHL.com. April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  12. ^ a b "Player Review: Andrew Cogliano". NHL.com. July 15, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Cogliano Nominated for the 2015-16 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy". NHL.com. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Shohara, Kyle (July 12, 2017). "2016-17 Player Review: Andrew Cogliano". NHL.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Anderson, Cogliano and Ryan voted Masterton Trophy finalists". sportsnet.ca. April 24, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Andrew Cogliano signed three-year contract with Ducks". National Hockey League. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  17. ^ "Cogliano suspended two games". National Hockey League. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  18. ^ "Colgiano's iron man streak comes to an end with two game suspension". The Sports Network. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  19. ^ "ONTARIO DEFEATS PACIFIC 5-2 TO WIN WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE". hockeycanada.ca. January 5, 2004. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  20. ^ "WJC History: 2006 - Vancouver". tsn.ca. December 8, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  21. ^ Dittrick, Ryan (December 31, 2010). "World Junior Memories: Andrew Cogliano". NHL.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  22. ^ Aykroyd, Lucas (April 25, 2017). "Ten years after". worldjunior2017.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Ducks Siblings Join Team on the Road". NHL.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 

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