The contract costs a pretty penny as Cogs will receive $2.15 million the first year, $2.35 million the second and $2.67 in the final year of the contract.
The Ducks traded a second-round pick to the Oilers in exchange for Cogliano last week as Edmonton looked to make room on the roster in case No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins earns a spot. And, ya know, they had an arbitration date set that they had to do something about.
Cogliano scored 11 goals with 24 assists last season. He hasn't since matched his rookie total in 2007-08 of 45 points that included 18 goals and 27 assists. He has earned a reputation as being one of the fastest skaters on the ice.
Now that he is officially in the fold, Cogliano figures to serve the Ducks in the role of a third-line center, bringing good hustle and hopefully some scoring more along the lines of his rookie form. One thing the Ducks can count on is Cogliano's durability, as he hasn't missed a game in four NHL seasons.
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