|Cogliano in 2009|
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
188 lb (85 kg)
|Born||June 14, 1987,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||25th overall, 2005|
|Pro 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.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Junior[edit | edit source]
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 and was the only player from the OJHL to be drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
College[edit | edit source]
Cogliano then moved to the NCAA and played 2 years for the University of Michigan Wolverines. In 2005-06, he represented Canada in the 2006 World Juniors in Vancouver, winning a gold medal. In 2006-07, he finished third on the Wolverines in scoring with 50 points in 38 games and again won gold with Canada at the World Juniors in Sweden. He signed a pro contract on May 2, 2007, with the Edmonton Oilers, the team who drafted him 25th overall in 2005.
Professional[edit | edit source]
Leading up to the 2007-08 season, Cogliano had a strong training camp and made the Oilers' opening night roster. He played his first National Hockey League (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, March 9, and March 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.
Cogliano would subsequently play in all 82 of Edmonton's games during his rookie season, leading the team. He would score 45 points (18 goals, 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, 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 of 2009, Cogliano was confirmed to be a part of a planned blockbuster trade that would see himself, Ladislav Smid, and Dustin Penner dealt to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for disgruntled All-Star forward Dany Heatley. In the end, 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.
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, 18 assists) in 82 games, and the Oilers finished last overall in the NHL. Andrew was tried at all 3 forward positions during the 2009 season.
By the end of the 2010-11 season, Cogliano was the only Oiler who played in all 82 games, and was 5th in team scoring with 35 points.
Cogliano was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on July 12, 2011 for a 2nd round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He has an older brother named Matthew.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||36||26||47||73||14||24||11||21||32||?|
|2004–05||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||49||36||66||102||33||?||27||25||52||?|
|2005–06||University of Michigan||CCHA||39||12||16||28||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Michigan||CCHA||38||24||26||50||12||—||—||—||—||—|
International play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
- Played for Team Ontario at the 2004 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
- Played for gold medal winning Team Canada in the 2006 World Junior Championships.
- Played for gold medal winning Team Canada in the 2007 World Junior Championships.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Andrew Cogliano's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Hockey's Future
- University of Michigan
- Oilers Site
- Player Profile & Statistics
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
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