Ian Cole

#28 D / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 219 lb Age: 26 College: Notre Dame

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Penguins' Ian Cole: Assists in 4-3 win

      Cole collected a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Colorado on Thursday. The points were just his second and third of the season. Cole and Kris Letang were recently broken up as a pairing (at Letang's request), with Cole moving to a third pair with new partner Adam Clendening. He scored eight points (1G, 7A) in 20 games for the Pens after coming over in trade from St. Louis last year, but has only three assists through 19 tilts in 2015-16.

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      Penguins' Ian Cole: Cole's struggles with consistency

      Cole collected his first assist Saturday but remains inconsistent as part of a No. 1 pairing with Kris Letang. Cole has gone from a fifth defenseman last season to part of a top duo and the results haven't been encouraging. He has one point in 14 games with a minus-9 rating. To his credit, Cole does lead Pittsburgh with 41 blocked shots. At some point he'll likely switch places on the depth chart with Olli Maatta -- once the team is convinced Maatta has regained his game.

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      Penguins' Ian Cole: Not contributing offensively

      Cole has zero points and a minus-5 rating in nine games despite skating on the team's first pairing with Kris Letang. The team has used him in a responsible, defensive role but it's surprising that he hasn't chipped in with at least one point. Questions remain as to whether he's suited for a top-line pairing but Pittsburgh has few options. Cole saw the eighth-most power-play time (1:01) among Pittsburgh skaters.

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      Pittsburgh Penguins' Ian Cole Expected to pair with Kris Letang

      Cole is expected to skate with Kris Letang as part of the top defensive pairing for the Penguins, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Cole collected a goal and eight points in 20 games after arriving from St. Louis in a deadline deal last spring. If he sticks with Letang then he might offer untapped value while supporting the line of Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz.

    • Could surprise as a sleeper candidate for 2015-16

      News: Ian Cole has played fairly well during training camp and appears set to serve on the Pens' second defensive unit.
      Analysis: Pittsburgh's defensive corps has had more than its share of problems during the preseason but Ian Cole has performed as expected after signing a three-year deal in the summer. He's a fantasy sleeper who scored eight points in 20 games last year following a trade from St. Louis. Kris Letang, Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot are all likely ahead of Cole in the power-play pecking order, but Letang is prone to injury and Pouliot may not even make the team.
    • Pens Ink Cole To Three-Year Deal

      News: Ian Cole re-signed Monday with the Penguins to a three-year, $6.3 million contract, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
      Analysis: The Penguins' acquisition of Ian Cole on March 2 was one of quieter moves of trade deadline day, but it proved to be a vital one for Pittsburgh. With the team down several key defensemen due to injury late in the season, Cole came through in a big way, accruing seven points in a seven-game stretch from March 26 through April 7. The Pens' blue-line ranks should be healthier heading into 2015-16, but Cole likely solidified himself as a regular member of the team's second or third pairing due to his play.
    • Cole Assists On Pens' Lone Game 3 Goal

      News: Ian Cole set up the Penguins' only goal in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Rangers.
      Analysis: Injuries to Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, Christian Ehrhoff, and Derrick Pouliot have left Ian Cole as the Pens' top offensive threat from the blue line, and to his credit, he's been able to answer the bell thus far. Cole has recorded an assist in two straight games and has a goal and eight assists over his last 12 games, dating back to March 26.
    • Cole Keeps Getting It Done In Pittsburgh

      News: Ian Cole extended his assist streak to five games Tuesday night against the Senators.
      Analysis: The defenseman has a goal and six assists in his last seven contests. There's no reason to think he'll cool off, especially with Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff out of the lineup. The Pens used him on their top power-play unit after Derrick Pouliot left Tuesday's tilt, another sign of his increased role.
    • Pens' Cole Coming Out Of Nowhere

      News: Ian Cole tallied two assists against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, giving him five points (1G, 4A) in his last five games.
      Analysis: With Kris Letang (concussion) sidelined, Ian Cole represents Pittsburgh's best offensive threat from the blue line right now. He's worth a waiver grab over the last week of the regular season.
    • Pens' Cole Gets Assist Wednesday

      News: Ian Cole picked up an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Flyers.
      Analysis: Ian Cole has recorded a point in three of his last four games with the Penguins, but it's probably not worthwhile to put much stock into that production. Prior to the minor spurt, Cole has supplied only four goals and six assists across 65 games, and didn't post especially notable numbers in the non-scoring categories to augment his fantasy value. He's best left sitting on the waiver wire.
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