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Avs, Cogliano Agree To One-Year Deal

2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

Colorado Avalanche forward lifts the Stanley Cup after the Avs defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, in the series-clinching game six of the Stanley Cup Final on June 26, 2022. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

It will be short offseason for the Colorado Avalanche.

And the moves have begun.

Tuesday, the Avs and forward Andrew Cogliano agreed on a one-year contract for the 2022-2023 season.

Cogliano, 35, appeared in 18 games for the Avalanche after the team acquired him from the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline in February. Overall, Cogliano played in 74 games last year, scoring four goals and adding 12 assists.

He is a 15-year veteran who has also played for Edmonton, Anaheim, and Dallas.

Cogliano spoke with reporters on Tuesday.


Forward Has Played In 1,140 Career NHL Games, 116 Postseason Contests

 DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Andrew Cogliano to a one-year contract for the 2022-23 season.

Cogliano, 35, was acquired by the Avalanche at the trade deadline this past season and appeared in 18 regular-season games with Colorado (0g/1a). He recorded 15 points (4g/11a) in 56 contests for San Jose prior to the trade and has played in 98.6% of possible team games (1,140 of 1,157) over the course of his 15-year career.

In the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Cogliano tallied six points (3g/3a) in 16 games, equaling his career best in postseason goals, and tied for second on the team with two game-winning markers to help the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup. Cogliano ranked fourth on the team and second among forwards with 2:07 of shorthanded ice time per game in the playoffs, as the Avalanche went 17-for-19 (89.5%) on the penalty kill during the Stanley Cup Final.

“Andrew was such a big part of our Stanley Cup championship with his leadership and veteran presence," said Avalanche Executive Vice President / General Manager Joe Sakic. "He battled back from various injuries throughout the playoffs and played key minutes for us when we needed it the most. He's a great teammate who works hard on and off the ice and sets a great example for the rest of the group. We're excited to have him back for another season."

Selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Cogliano has collected 426 points (174g/252a) in 1,140 career contests with the Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Sharks and Avalanche. Cogliano recorded an 830-game ironman streak from Oct. 4, 2007 through Jan. 13, 2018, which was the fourth-longest in the NHL at the time. He is one of two NHL skaters to appear in 800 consecutive games from the start of their career (Doug Jarvis, 964).

The 5-foot-10, 179-pound center has collected 35 points (13g/22a) in 116 career postseason contests with Colorado, Anaheim and Dallas. Before winning the Stanley Cup with Colorado, he helped the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2020, pacing the team in hits (89) and shorthanded time on ice (99:31). Cogliano was part of Anaheim’s runs to the Western Conference Final in 2015 and 2017, setting a playoff career high in points (9) and matching his career best in assists (6) in 2015.

Cogliano set career highs in goals (21) in 2013-14 with Anaheim and posted career bests in points (45) and assists (27) in 2007-08. The Toronto, Ontario, native ranks seventh all-time in Anaheim franchise history with 684 hits in 584 contests for the Ducks, where he spent nearly eight of his 15 NHL seasons. His 16 shorthanded goals for Anaheim are tied (Paul Kariya) for the most in franchise history, while his 21 career shorthanded tallies are tied for third among all skaters since he entered the league in 2007-08.

Cogliano played two seasons at the University of Michigan from 2005-07, recording 78 points (36g/42a) in 77 games. Internationally, he helped Canada capture gold at both the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships.

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