February 21, 1989 |
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
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. 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.
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. Cole made his NHL debut on November 6, 2010 after being recalled from Peoria on November 4. He scored his first NHL goal on March 9, 2011 against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender, Mathieu Garon.
On June 29, 2015, Cole signed a three-year contract worth $6.3 million to remain in Pittsburgh. In the 2015–16 season, Cole registered 12 assists in 70 games. In the post-season on June 6, 2016, Cole scored his first career playoff goal against Martin Jones of the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Cole's first international experience came at the 2007 World Junior Championships (WJC) in Sweden. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||1||3||4||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||1||5||6||22||2||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||15||0||1||1||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||46||3||8||11||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||54||4||5||9||44||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
|All-CCHA First Team||2008–09|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2008–09|||
|CCHA All-Tournament Team||2009|||
|Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins)||2016|||
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- "Blues rookie aims for recognition". STLtoday.com. March 1, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Jackman on IR; Cole Recalled from Peoria". St Louis Blues. November 6, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
- "NHL game summary – St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets". Canoe.ca. March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
- "Pens and Blues combine for another trade". NBC Sports. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Defenseman Ian Cole to a Three-Year Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. June 29, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "USA Hockey announces World Junior team". North American Hockey League. January 1, 2007. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
- "Hockey veteran leads USA in World Junior Championship". USAToday. 2008-12-25. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
- "2009 World Junior Championship". USA Hockey. February 15, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
- "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
- "Ian Cole Named ACHA/Reebok First Team All-American". University of Notre Dame. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
- "2012–13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- "Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6". National Hockey League. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Ian Cole profile at USCHO.com
|Awards and achievements|
|St. Louis Blues first round draft pick