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Ian Cole

25-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues

2014-15 NHL Stats

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Cole is something of a favorite within the organization, but hes 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 i...

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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  

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Ian Cole Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Blues in May of 2013.

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Cole scored one of the Blues' goals and assisted on the other in Thursday's 2-1 victory over Nashville. He went plus-2 and added two penalty minutes.

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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 STL 9 0 0 0 3 8 13 0.0 0 0 16:21 0 0 0 0:13 7 13
2014-15 Proj 25 NHL STL 63 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Ian Cole

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Ian Cole – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

16:21

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ian Cole was on the ice for 16:21.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ian Cole was on the ice for 0:13 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 17:45 0:15
2013-14 15:05 0:15
2014-15 16:21 0:13

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Ian Cole 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 30 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 14:06 0:59
Oct 28 at DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 13:39 0:00
Oct 25 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:18 0:00
Oct 23 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:58 0:30
Oct 19 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:06 0:07
Oct 18 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:58 0:00
Oct 16 at LA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:58 0:00
Oct 11 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 16:02 0:19
Oct 9 NYR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 14:06 0:00

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

Cole has been part of a three-man rotation for the third defensive line in St. Louis.

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Cole will not play in Monday's game against the Kings, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cole has re-signed with the Blues on a two-year contract, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cole was in the active lineup Saturday night, replacing an ailing Alex Pietrangelo, in St. Louis' overtime win over Anaheim. He skated 20 shifts for 13:27 worth of ice time.

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Cole was in the active lineup for a second straight game Monday, replacing Kris Russell on the St. Louis blue line. He finished with 21 shifts for 14:44 of ice time in the Blues' 4-1 loss to the Kings.

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Cole replaced Kris Russell on the blue line for St. Louis in Saturday night's loss to Anaheim. He paired up with Alex Pietrangelo, skating 31 shifts for 24:20 of ice time.

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The Blues recalled Cole on Thursday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cole, who was assigned to AHL Peoria on Wednesday, may not be leaving St. Louis after all, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Cole was assigned to Peoria in order to clear a roster spot for Wayne Redden.

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Cole was sent down to AHL Peoria on Wednesday, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

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Cole was a healthy scratch from AHL Peoria's game Sunday.

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Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said Cole improved over the final months of last season to the point where he's ready to play in the NHL for a full season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cole will not be in the lineup Sunday against Phoenix as Kris Russell (concussion) will be making his return after 14 games, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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. Hell 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.