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Ian Cole

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

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Cole gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday with his first goal since March 26, 2015.

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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 70 0 12 12 -3 59 72 0.0 0 0 17:14 0 1 1 0:22 122 122
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Ian Cole – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Right Defenseman

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

17:14

Average Time On Ice

On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 17:14.

0:22

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 0:22 during power plays.

3:16

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ian Cole was on the ice for 3:16 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 18:29 1:24 1:06
2014-15 15:03 0:20 0:13
2015-16 17:14 0:22 3:16

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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
Jun 12 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 14:59 0:00
Jun 9 SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 17:37 0:00
Jun 6 @SAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 2 18:48 0:00
Jun 4 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:28 0:00
Jun 1 SAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:19 0:00
May 30 SAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 16:16 0:00
May 26 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 10:43 0:00
May 24 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:58 0:00
May 22 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 16:55 0:03
May 20 @TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:37 0:00
May 18 @TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 12:52 0:00
May 16 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 13:28 0:00
May 13 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:20 0:00
May 10 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 3 16:37 0:00
May 7 @WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 13:19 0:00
May 4 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:41 0:00
May 2 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 19:12 0:00
Apr 30 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 14:10 0:00
Apr 28 @WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:17 0:00
Apr 23 NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:26 0:00
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Apr 21 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:18 0:28
Apr 19 @NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 14:32 0:00
Apr 16 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 12:47 0:00
Apr 13 NYR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 15:27 0:00
Apr 9 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:16 0:00
Apr 7 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:28 0:00
Apr 5 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:06 0:00
Apr 3 PHI 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 16:59 0:00
Apr 2 @NYI 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:39 0:00
Mar 31 NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:16 0:00
Mar 29 BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:02 0:00
Mar 27 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 16:14 0:00
Mar 26 @DET 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 21:41 1:54
Mar 24 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 16:28 0:00
Mar 20 WAS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 5 13:21 0:00
Mar 19 @PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 13:32 0:00
Mar 17 CAR 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 14:52 0:00
Mar 15 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 12:49 0:00
Mar 13 @NYR 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 9:57 0:00
Mar 11 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 13:40 0:00
Mar 8 @NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:38 0:00
Mar 6 @NJD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:14 0:00
Mar 5 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:45 0:00
Mar 3 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:19 0:00
Mar 1 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 13:53 0:00
Feb 29 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 4 17:40 0:00
Feb 27 WPG 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 14:34 0:00
Feb 24 @BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:34 0:00
Feb 21 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 13:48 0:00
Feb 20 TAM Did Not Play
Feb 18 DET Did Not Play
Feb 15 @FLA Did Not Play
Feb 12 @CAR Did Not Play
Feb 10 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 8 ANA Did Not Play
Feb 6 @FLA Did Not Play
Feb 5 @TAM Did Not Play
Feb 2 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 26 NJD Did Not Play
Jan 24 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 23 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 21 PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 16:04 0:00
Jan 18 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:11 0:00
Jan 17 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:38 0:00
Jan 15 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 14:50 0:00
Jan 12 @CAR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:09 0:06
Jan 9 @MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 15:32 0:00
Jan 6 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 12:13 0:00
Jan 5 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 14:55 0:00
Jan 2 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 3 17:18 0:00
Dec 31 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 5:22 0:00
Dec 30 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 15:01 0:00
Dec 27 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:44 0:00
Dec 26 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:47 0:00
Dec 21 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 16:11 0:00
Dec 19 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 18 BOS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 2 15:12 0:00
Dec 16 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:40 0:00
Dec 14 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 18:40 0:00
Dec 11 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:26 0:00
Dec 9 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:51 0:00
Dec 6 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 18:58 0:00
Dec 5 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:30 0:14
Dec 1 @SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:29 0:12
Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:45 0:00
Nov 27 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:27 0:00
Nov 25 STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:37 0:00
Nov 21 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:22 0:00
Nov 19 COL 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:55 0:10
Nov 17 MIN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 21:27 1:27
Nov 14 @NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:47 0:00
Nov 13 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 15:39 1:35
Nov 11 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:43 1:19
Nov 7 @CGY 0 1 1 -4 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 4 22:56 1:35
Nov 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 17:59 0:14
Nov 4 @VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 20:15 1:18
Oct 31 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 23:39 3:26
Oct 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:02 0:00
Oct 28 @WAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:23 1:01
Oct 24 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 22:17 3:31
Oct 22 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 19:51 1:59
Oct 20 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:04 0:00
Oct 17 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 22:30 3:16
Oct 15 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 24:24 0:45
Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:46 0:25
Oct 10 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 21:03 1:11
Oct 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 collected a pair of assists Thursday against the Hurricanes.

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Cole, who served as a healthy scratch for Pittsburgh in the last 11 games, saw the ice for the first time since Jan. 21 on Sunday and went pointless in 13:48 of ice time.

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Cole could return to the lineup Friday if Trevor Daley (undisclosed) is unable to play.

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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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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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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.