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Ian Cole

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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...

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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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Ian Cole Contract Information:

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

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Cole, who left Thursday's game early with a suspected head injury, will play against Islanders on Saturday.

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Ian 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
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 PIT 20 1 7 8 -2 7 31 3.2 0 0 18:29 0 1 1 1:24 31 36
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
2015-16 26 NHL PIT 45 0 4 4 -17 32 56 0.0 0 0 17:55 0 1 1 0:32 71 80
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Ian Cole – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

17:55

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Ian Cole was on the ice for 17:55.

0:32

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Ian Cole was on the ice for 0:32 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 18:29 1:24
2014-15 15:03 0:20
2015-16 17:55 0:32

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Ian Cole
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 6 @FLA Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 5 @TAM Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 OTT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 26 NJD Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 24 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 23 VAN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 21 PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 16:04 0:00
2016-1Jan 18 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:11 0:00
2016-1Jan 17 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:38 0:00
2016-1Jan 15 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 14:50 0:00
2016-1Jan 12 @CAR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:09 0:06
2016-1Jan 9 @MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 15:32 0:00
2016-1Jan 6 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 12:13 0:00
2016-1Jan 5 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 14:55 0:00
2016-1Jan 2 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 3 17:18 0:00
2015-12Dec 31 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 5:22 0:00
2015-12Dec 30 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 15:01 0:00
2015-12Dec 27 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:44 0:00
2015-12Dec 26 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:47 0:00
2015-12Dec 21 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 16:11 0:00
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2015-12Dec 19 CAR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 BOS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 2 15:12 0:00
2015-12Dec 16 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:40 0:00
2015-12Dec 14 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 18:40 0:00
2015-12Dec 11 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:26 0:00
2015-12Dec 9 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:51 0:00
2015-12Dec 6 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 18:58 0:00
2015-12Dec 5 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:30 0:14
2015-12Dec 1 @SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:29 0:12
2015-11Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:45 0:00
2015-11Nov 27 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:27 0:00
2015-11Nov 25 STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:37 0:00
2015-11Nov 21 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:22 0:00
2015-11Nov 19 COL 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:55 0:10
2015-11Nov 17 MIN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 21:27 1:27
2015-11Nov 14 @NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:47 0:00
2015-11Nov 13 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 15:39 1:35
2015-11Nov 11 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:43 1:19
2015-11Nov 7 @CGY 0 1 1 -4 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 4 22:56 1:35
2015-11Nov 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 17:59 0:14
2015-11Nov 4 @VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 20:15 1:18
2015-10Oct 31 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 23:39 3:26
2015-10Oct 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:02 0:00
2015-10Oct 28 @WAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:23 1:01
2015-10Oct 24 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 22:17 3:31
2015-10Oct 22 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 19:51 1:59
2015-10Oct 20 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:04 0:00
2015-10Oct 17 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 22:30 3:16
2015-10Oct 15 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 24:24 0:45
2015-10Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:46 0:25
2015-10Oct 10 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 21:03 1:11
2015-10Oct 8 @DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:27 0:05

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

Cole, who left Thursday's game early, took part in Friday's practice and is healthy enough to play Saturday against the Islanders.

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Cole served as a healthy scratch Saturday against Carolina.

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Cole collected a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Colorado on Thursday.

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Cole collected his first assist Saturday but remains inconsistent as part of a No. 1 pairing with Kris Letang.

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Cole has zero points and a minus-5 rating in nine games despite skating on the Penguins' first defensive pairing with Kris Letang.

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Cole has yet to collect a point despite playing with Kris Letang as part of Pittsburgh's top defensive pairing.

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Cole is expected to skate with Kris Letang as part of the top defensive pairing for the Penguins, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cole has played fairly well during training camp and appears set to serve on the Pens' second defensive pairing.

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Cole re-signed Monday with the Penguins to a three-year, $6.3 million contract, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cole set up the Penguins' only goal in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Rangers.

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Cole extended his assist streak to five games Tuesday night against the Senators.

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Cole tallied two assists against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, giving him five points (one goal, four assists) in his last five games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.