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Ian Cole
Ian Cole.jpg
Born February 21 1989 (1989-02-21) (age 28),
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2009–present

Ian Douglas Cole (February 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career Edit

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 March 2, 2015, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Cole from the Blues in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 7th-round draft pick.

On June 29, 2015, Cole signed a three-year contract worth $6.3 million to remain in Pittsburgh. In the 2015-16 NHL season 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. The Penguins ended up winning the Stanley Cup.

International playEdit

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the USA
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2007 Sweden

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.

AwardsEdit

  • 2009NCAA West First Team All-American

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2007–08 Notre Dame CCHA 43 8 12 20 40
2008–09 Notre Dame CCHA 38 6 20 26 58
2009–10 Notre Dame CCHA 30 3 19 19 55
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 9 1 4 5 4
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 1 3 4 35
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 44 5 10 15 63
2011-12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 22 1 3 4 26
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 1 5 6 22 2 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 3 11 14 43
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
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1 7 8 7 5 0 2 2 8
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 0 12 12 59 24 1 2 3 14
NHL totals 257 10 41 51 208 31 1 4 5 22

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC Bronze medal icon 7 4 1 5 6
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 0 0 0 6
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 2 2 4 4
WJC totals 19 6 3 9 16

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lars Eller
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
David Perron


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