Andrew Cogliano

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Andrew Cogliano
Cogliano with the Anaheim Ducks in 2012
Born (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre / Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
NHL draft 25th overall, 2005
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007–present

Andrew Cogliano (born June 14, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He formerly played for the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and the San Jose Sharks. 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 at 830 games on January 14, 2018, when Cogliano was suspended for two games.[2] Cogliano won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2022.

Playing career[edit]


Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario, starting out playing minor ice 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.[citation needed] He played in the 2001 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with Vaughan.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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.[4]

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[5] 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.[citation needed]


Edmonton Oilers (2007–2011)[edit]

Cogliano with the Oilers in 2009.

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.[6] He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2007, against the Detroit Red Wings, beating All-Star goaltender Dominik Hašek.[7]

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.[8]

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%.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[9] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[10]

Anaheim Ducks (2011–2019)[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.[citation needed]

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.[11] On January 25, playing in Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Kings in an 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.[citation needed]

During the 2014–15 season, Cogliano was entrusted on the Ducks powerplay unit.[12] Cogliano's efforts helped push the Chicago Blackhawks to 7 games before the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs.[12] At the end of the season, he was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the second time.[13] It was eventually awarded to Minnesota Wild's Devan Dubnyk.[citation needed]

Cogliano during his tenure with the Ducks.

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.[14] Cogliano ended the season leading the Ducks in shorthanded goals and points and finishing second among Ducks forwards in hits.[14] He was again nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy at the end of the season,[15] with the award eventually going to Jaromír Jágr of the Florida Panthers.[citation needed]

During the 2016–17 season, Cogliano was again paired with Kesler and Silfverberg to lead the team's "shutdown" line.[16] On March 22, 2017, Cogliano played in his 777th consecutive hockey game, surpassing Craig Ramsay for the fourth-longest playing streak in NHL history.[16] 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.[17] The award eventually went to Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson.[citation needed]

During the 2017–18 season, on January 12, 2018, the Ducks re-signed Cogliano to a three-year, $9.75 million contract extension that would keep him under contract until the end of the 2020–21 season.[18] 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.[2][19]

Dallas Stars (2019–2021)[edit]

In the 2018–19 season, on January 14, 2019, Cogliano was traded by the Ducks to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Devin Shore.[20] On February 26, 2019, while playing against the Vegas Golden Knights, Cogliano left the game with an upper body injury after being hit by Ryan Reaves.[citation needed] He sat out the next game on February 28 against the Los Angeles Kings. It was his first game missed in his NHL career for a reason other than a suspension.[citation needed] He missed the next two games after that, and a fourth in April that season.[citation needed]

San Jose Sharks (2021–2022)[edit]

On July 28, 2021, having left the Stars as a free agent after three seasons, Cogliano was signed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the San Jose Sharks.[21] He made his debut with the Sharks in the opening game of the 2021–22 season, scoring the Sharks first goal of the year in a 4–3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on October 16, 2021.[22] In his accustomed checking-line role, Cogliano made 56 regular season appearances for the Sharks, registering 4 goals and 15 points.

Colorado Avalanche (2022–present)[edit]

On March 21, 2022, set to become an unrestricted free agent and with the Sharks out of playoff contention, Cogliano agreed to be dealt by San Jose to the contending Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round draft selection.[23] He made his debut for the Avalanche, appearing on the fourth-line in a 3–1 defeat to the Vancouver Canucks on March 23, 2022.[24] He played eighteen games in the remainder of the regular season, recording one assist, before the Avalanche entered the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. After sweeping the Nashville Predators and defeating the St. Louis Blues in six games, the Avalanche reached the Western Conference Final. This was the fourth conference final appearance of Cogliano's career, this time against the Oilers, his former team.[25] In the first game of the series against the Oilers, Cogliano scored the game-winning goal.[26] In Game 4, Cogliano injured his hand blocking a shot, and had to exit in advance of the Avalanche completing their sweep of the Oilers to qualify for the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. Cogliano was classified as day-to-day when the Finals began.[27] He was ultimately able to return to play in the Finals, despite a broken finger, and earned praise from teammates for motivating them in advance of the Cup-clinching Game 6 against the Lightning.[28]

Following a week of celebrations, on July 5, 2022, Cogliano signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract extension to remain with the Avalanche.[29]

On April 30, 2023, during game 6 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Seattle Kraken, Cogliano was hit by Jordan Eberle resulting in Cogliano suffering a neck fracture.[30]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2007 Sweden

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.[31] He sent the stick he used in the tournament to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[8]

In 2005–06, Cogliano represented Canada in the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Vancouver, winning a gold medal.[32][33] He ended the tournament with 5 points in 6 games. Cogliano again won gold with Canada at the following 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, in Sweden, registering 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points in 6 appearances.[34] Colgiano completed his junior international career having won the gold medal in each tournament he participated in.

Personal life[edit]

Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He has a brother, Matthew, who is an elementary school teacher.[35] Cogliano and his wife Allie have three daughters together.[36] Their third daughter is Poppy James.

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 46 72 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 38
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 6 18 24 22 7 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 21 21 42 26 13 1 6 7 8
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
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 3 8 11 14
2018–19 Dallas Stars NHL 32 3 3 6 8 13 2 0 2 4
2019–20 Dallas Stars NHL 68 3 11 14 30 23 0 2 2 10
2020–21 Dallas Stars NHL 54 5 6 11 24
2021–22 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 4 11 15 12
2021–22 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 0 1 1 8 16 3 3 6 16
2022–23 Colorado Avalanche NHL 79 10 9 19 44 4 0 0 0 0
2023–24 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 6 13 19 16 11 0 5 5 2
NHL totals 1,294 190 274 464 449 131 13 27 40 59


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Ontario U17 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 5 7 12 6
2004 Canada U18 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 4 5 9 22
2006 Canada WJC 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 1 4 5 4
2007 Canada WJC 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 23 11 18 29 32

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2006
Stanley Cup champion 2022 [37]


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  30. ^ "Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano suffers fractured neck on controversial hit vs Kraken". April 30, 2023. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
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  32. ^ "WJC History: 2006 – Vancouver". The Sports Network. December 8, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
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  35. ^ "Ducks Siblings Join Team on the Road". National Hockey League. January 11, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  36. ^ @DallasStars (January 11, 2021). "Allie and Andrew welcomed Olive Bea Cogliano to the world on Friday! It's their second child to go along with big sister Lottie" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  37. ^ "Colorado Avalanche win first Stanley Cup since 2001 with Game 6 comeback". ESPN. June 26, 2022. Retrieved June 26, 2022.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
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