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Erik Cole

36-Year-Old Right Wing – Detroit Red Wings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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18

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15

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PIM

14

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Cole remains a player with the ability to surprise, but at 36, he's in the twilight of his career. With two 30-goal campaigns far behind him, it will be tough for him to offer much more than the 16 goals and 13 assists he produced last season. Those aren't bad numbers and de...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/6/1978   BORN: Oswego, New York   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #71 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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Erik Cole Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Canadiens in July of 2011.

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Cole is slated to make his Red Wings' debut Wednesday against the Rangers, Mlive.com reports.

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Erik Cole NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 60 30 29 59 19 54 164 18.3 8 3 3 0 3
2006-07 27 71 29 32 61 2 76 166 17.5 4 0 9 0 9
2007-08 28 73 22 29 51 5 76 216 10.2 4 0 10 0 10
2008-09 29 80 18 24 42 0 73 178 10.1 1 0 17:37 5 4 9 2:37 180 43
2009-10 30 40 11 5 16 -9 29 81 13.6 1 0 16:23 2 0 2 1:52 94 20
2010-11 31 NHL CAR 82 26 26 52 -1 49 201 12.9 9 1 18:27 3 5 8 2:42 225 34
2011-12 32 NHL MON 82 35 26 61 11 48 241 14.5 6 0 18:32 11 3 14 3:16 186 30
2012-13 33 NHL DAL 28 6 1 7 -7 10 45 13.3 0 0 16:54 1 1 2 2:52 58 21
2012-13 33 NHL MON 19 3 3 6 1 10 41 7.3 2 0 15:39 0 1 1 3:03 43 6
2013-14 34 NHL DAL 75 16 13 29 -17 20 139 11.5 4 0 15:10 3 4 7 2:27 89 21
2014-15 35 NHL DAL 57 18 15 33 4 14 98 18.4 0 1 14:32 2 4 6 1:45 116 17
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Erik Cole – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

14:32

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Erik Cole was on the ice for 14:32.

1:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Erik Cole was on the ice for 1:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:39 3:03
2013-14 15:10 2:27
2014-15 14:32 1:45

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Erik Cole 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Feb 28 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 26 at SJ Did Not Play
Feb 24 at LA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 18:04 1:38
Feb 23 at ANH Did Not Play
Feb 21 at DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:06 1:30
Feb 18 at CHI Did Not Play
Feb 16 MON Did Not Play
Feb 14 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:56 1:42
Feb 11 at PIT Did Not Play
Feb 7 at ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 13:33 1:35
Feb 5 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:12 0:44
Jan 31 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 29 at TB Did Not Play
Jan 27 at FLA Did Not Play
Jan 20 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 3:12 1:37
Jan 18 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 12:12 1:39
Jan 17 NSH 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 14:45 1:43
Jan 15 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:59 4:16
Jan 13 at BUF 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:00 2:53
Jan 10 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan 7 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 6 at EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:55 4:52
Jan 3 at VAN 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 50.0 5 0 16:18 2:29
Dec 31 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 15:59 0:57
Dec 29 at BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 4 0 17:10 3:20
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Dec 27 at OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 5 0 13:54 2:13
Dec 23 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 16:18 2:55
Dec 21 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 16:31 0:59
Dec 19 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:06 0:44
Dec 16 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 13 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:58 2:02
Dec 12 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 10 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 7 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec 6 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:27 2:17
Dec 4 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:49 2:11
Dec 2 FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:12 1:51
Nov 30 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 28 at NJ 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 3 1 14:30 0:00
Nov 26 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 24 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 22 at TOR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:57 0:00
Nov 20 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 10:42 0:00
Nov 18 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 14:19 1:14
Nov 16 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:02 0:51
Nov 14 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 9 TB Did Not Play
Nov 7 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 5 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 4 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:52 1:47
Nov 2 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 31 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 11:48 2:20
Oct 29 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 25 at PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:15 3:58
Oct 23 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 21 at MON 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 0 0 12:04 2:31
Oct 18 TOR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 8:40 0:00
Oct 17 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct 15 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 11 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:10 0:00
Oct 9 BOS Did Not Play

Erik Cole: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Stars traded Cole along with a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Red Wings on Sunday for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and a 2015 second-round draft pick, MLive.com reports.

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The Red Wings reportedly acquired Cole from the Stars on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Cole scored for the second straight game and had an assist in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.

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Cole scored with the net empty in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.

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Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche.

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Cole (upper body) participated in Monday's practice, and he may return for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, the Denver Post reports.

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Cole (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Jets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Cole (upper body) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Senators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Cole (upper body) returned to practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Senators, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Cole (upper body) won't return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens, Mark Stepneski of NHL.com reports.

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Cole (upper body) will be out "a period of time" and likely won't be back right away after the All-Star break, the NHL. com's Mark Stepneski reports.

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Cole suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Bruins and will not return.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Cole's 35-goal outburst from 2011-12 is long since forgotten and resulted in a mid-season trade to Dallas for Michael Ryder. Cole scored just six goals in 28 games with Dallas, skating largely on the third line, and seems destined for a similar role this season given Dallas' offseason acquisitions. He'll be hard-pressed to reach the 20-goal plateau if he sticks on the third line as expected.

2012-13

Cole started his first season in Montreal slowly, posting with just four points in the first 11 games, but, once he got comfortable, he was the club's best player from November through to April. Cole led the team in goals with 35, was second in points (61) and was a prototypical power forward, leading all Montreal forwards in hits. The veteran easily meshed with younger stars David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty to form Montreal's top line. New head coach Michel Therrien would be nuts to break up that productive unit.

2011-12

The Canadiens signed Cole to a four-year deal in the offseason, confident after the 32-year-old winger played a full season after an upper-body injury wiped out half of his 2009-10 season. An established NHL goal scorer, Cole scored 26 times for the Hurricanes last season while connecting with the back of the net on 13 percent of his shots. The Canadiens could use another threat and Cole should find himself on the top line, likely with Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri.

2010-11

If there are fantasy leagues that give points to players that hit the disabled list, Cole would be a valuable commodity. It's really a shame that he's a red flag because of proneness to injury, but the numbers don't lie: Cole's only logged 57 games in the past two seasons, totaling a measly 31 points over that span. Still, opportunists might find this to be a good time to hedge their bets on Cole to have a bounce-back season. His fantasy value has never been lower, so you can get him for some spare change in deep fantasy leagues, knowing that if he could just stay away from the team doctor, one more season of 40 points wouldn't be asking too much from the 31 year old.

2009-10

The Hurricanes love recycling their players and Cole is a prime example. He was originally shipped to Edmonton in July 2008 so that the ‘Canes could acquire defenseman Joni Pitkanen, but Cole returned to Raleigh for another stint with the team in March 2009. Cole’s veteran status and blazing speed makes him an ideal fit if you need a fourth forward in fantasy hockey, although you should monitor all bumps and bruises that he sustains.

2008-09

Huge addition by Edmonton. Gives them the proven veteran goal scorer they need. Only question with Cole is if he can stay healthy. Whether Cole plays left or right wing he can safely be drafted as a number three or four wing.

2007-08

Cole remains one of the more valuable members of the Hurricanes, on a per-game basis. The key is figuring out how many games he'll play, given his injury history and his aggressive (and therefore injury-prone) style of play. We're projecting about the same number of games for this year, on the assumption that he knows how to take care of himself.

2006-07

For the rest of his career, Cole's outlook will always be guarded, because of the nature of his injury -- essentially, a broken neck. He showed in his second game back on the ice last June that he can take and deliver hits. We expect more than a point per game this season; we just don't know how many games that will be.

2005-06

Cole is one of a group of fine young players who will make the Hurricanes a much better team in about two years. He uses his size well, and offers the whole package -- scoring plus PIM -- albeit on a relatively modest scale. His upside potential makes him worth considering for a late-round pick.

2004-05