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Ian Cole

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Cole was in the minority of Penguins defensemen who managed to stay healthy last year, as he appeared in 81 regular-season contests and only sat out the inconsequential finale for rest ahead of the playoffs. As a result, the shutdown specialist was able to post career highs ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 219   DOB: 2/21/1989   BORN: Ann Arbor, Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Penguins on a three-year, $6.3 million contract in June of 2015.

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Cole (mouth) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

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Ian Cole NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 21 NHL STL 26 1 3 4 6 35 22 4.5 0 0 17:36 0 0 0 0:27 36 37
2011-12 22 NHL STL 26 1 5 6 7 22 18 5.6 0 0 15:55 0 0 0 0:19 16 27
2012-13 23 NHL STL 15 0 1 1 -4 10 10 0.0 0 0 17:45 0 0 0 0:15 6 22
2013-14 24 NHL STL 46 3 8 11 15 31 45 6.7 0 0 15:05 0 2 2 0:15 24 68
2014-15 25 NHL STL 54 4 5 9 16 44 52 7.7 0 0 15:03 0 0 0 0:20 42 63
2014-15 25 NHL PIT 20 1 7 8 -2 7 31 3.2 0 0 18:29 0 1 1 1:03 31 36
2015-16 26 NHL PIT 70 0 12 12 -3 59 72 0.0 0 0 17:14 0 1 1 0:22 122 122
2016-17 27 NHL PIT 81 5 21 26 26 72 89 5.6 1 0 19:49 0 1 1 0:06 164 194
2017-18 28 NHL PIT 4 0 1 1 -1 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:35 0 0 0 0:00 8 9

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Ian Cole – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 14:35.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 0:00 during power plays.

3:40

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 3:40 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:14 0:22 2:19
2016-17 19:49 0:06 2:24
2017-18 14:35 0:00 3:40

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Ian Cole
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 NYR@NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 5 17:52 0:00
Oct 14 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 12 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Oct 11 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Oct 7 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 5:16 0:00
Oct 5 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 19:32 0:00
Oct 4 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:40 0:00

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

Cole (mouth) has been medically cleared to play against the Rangers on Tuesday.

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Cole (mouth) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with New York, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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The Penguins placed Cole (mouth) on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Cole (mouth) will not be in the lineup versus the Capitals on Wednesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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Cole (mouth) will be out indefinitely, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Cole took a puck to the mouth and lost multiple teeth in Saturday's game against the Predators, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Cole has been left unprotected and thus can be picked in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

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Cole tallied an assist, three hits and a game-high eight blocked shots in Thursday's win over Washington.

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Cole registered two assists over 19:49 of ice time during Friday's Game 2 win over Columbus.

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Cole assisted Patric Hornqvist's third-period goal Sunday against the Flyers.

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Cole netted the game-winning goal Saturday against the Canucks.

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Cole scored a goal while posting six blocked shots and a minor penalty in Friday's 2-1 loss against the Blue Jackets.

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2017-18

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2015-16

Cole may be a former first-round pick, but he's never shown anything at the NHL level that would imply he earned the honor. With an inability to win more than third-pairing minutes and a career high of just 17 points (set last year), there doesn't seem to be much upside here. The mitigating factor working in his favor is that Cole put up eight points in 20 games after being dealt to Pittsburgh last year. However, with the team's blue line now much healthier than it was during that time, he's unlikely to enjoy either heavy minutes or power-play time, which will accordingly limit Cole's value to leagues where his modest hit and blocked-shot totals keep him in play.

2014-15

Cole is something of a favorite within the organization, but he’s rarely received the sustained run in the lineup necessary to make the most out of the size and strength he brings to the ice. Despite remaining on the NHL roster the entire season and dealing with no notable injuries, Cole appeared in just 46 games, and was a healthy scratch for the Blues’ first-round playoff series with the Blackhawks. The former first-rounder managed to contribute a respectable 11 points and a plus-15 rating in spot duty, but the latter figure was mostly by-product of matching up against inferior competition. He’ll be back with the Blues once again to compete for third-pairing or seventh-defenseman duties, with the uncertain ice time undermining most of his fantasy value.

2013-14

Cole took a step back last season, notching just one point in 15 games with St. Louis. This minor setback didn't keep the Blues from signing him to a two-year contract in May, though. In 67 career games, the defenseman has 11 points and a plus-9 rating. The top six blueliners in St. Louis are pretty set, but Cole could make the team as a seventh guy or if an injury occurs. Regardless of his roster situation, he is not someone to target on draft day.

2012-13

Cole has seen part-time duty with the Blues, playing 52 games total in his first two years with St. Louis. At some point, we're going to have to find out if Cole is ready for full-time duty on the blue line and that may come this season. The team looked to land a top-four defenseman in free agency, but that never materialized, therefore Cole could get a full-time role. The Blues are in a position to compete for the Western Conference finals and they must be certain Cole is ready for that job. There's some offense to his game, but he'll earn a full-time gig with attention in his own zone.

2011-12

Cole, 21, played most of the season for the AHL Peoria Rivermen, but did make his NHL debut when injuries hit the St. Louis blue line. In 26 games, he registered four points and a plus-6, including a plus-8 in his final 13 games with the Blues. He’ll compete with Nikita Nikitin and Kent Huskins for the final two spots, but the Blues will want him playing every day rather than having him sit around as a seventh defenseman.

2010-11

Cole, 21, got a taste of professional hockey when he joined the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL for the final nine games of their season. He left a good impression in his nine games, which isn't surprising. The Blues felt he was ready for the pro game last year, but he opted for one more year of college. He's got the size to be effective in his own end, but his real skill is in the transition game. Cole could probably use more time in the AHL, but he'll compete for the sixth defenseman job.

2009-10

Cole, 20, will return to Notre Dame for his junior year, but the Blues feel he's ready physically to make the leap to the professional game. He has a reputation as a sturdy defender, good in the corners and in front of the net, but can also rush the puck. He's developed his offensive game in college, scoring 46 points (14, 32) in 81 games with the Irish.

2008-09

Cole will spend 2008-09 as a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. He is probably at least two seasons away from playing in the NHL.

2007-08

The 18-year old is a stay-at-home defenseman with strong passing skills. He is not expected to crack the Blues' roster for at least a couple of seasons. He will spend at least one more season at the NCAA level, playing for the University of Notre Dame.

2006-07

Cole has a cannon for a shot and plays with moxy. But we're not so sure he'll develop into anything more than a stay-at-home pulverizer. Mind you, he has quick feet, good vision and can make those tasty stretch passes so there's always hope. He's going to need a full four years at college to mature his game.