Catch him if you can, as Andrew Cogliano is one of the quickest players in the NHL. Last year, he harnessed that speed in his sixth season with the Ducks to the tune of 34 points (16 goals, 19 assists) and a plus-11 rating over a full 82 games. However, noteworthy is the fact that he spent 53.8 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone compared to the rest having taken place in the attacking area, where he'd otherwise have the best shot at delivering consistent, fantasy-relevant production. Cogliano won't help on the power play, either, but he is a mainstay on the penalty kill, notching 17 shorthanded points since his arrival from the Oilers -- the team that made him a 2005 first-round pick. While he's settled into a third-line role hovering around the 15-minute mark, we're talking about a steady no-frills center who could be a serviceable find near the back end of fantasy drafts.
Cogliano scored a second-period goal during Wednesday's Game 7 win over Edmonton. The veteran winger picked a good time to score his first tally of the playoffs. Cogliano's a capable scorer, but his shutdown role limits his offensive opportunities. Consistently matching up against the opposition's top players also caps Coglinao's fantasy value, especially because he doesn't receive power-play time.
Cogliano scored the game-winner in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. The 29-year-old winger has a goal in back-to-back games, bringing his season total to 16. Cogliano now has 33 points, surpassing last year's total of 32, and he also has a career-high 163 shots on goal.
Cogliano scored the Ducks only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Kings on Saturday. Cogs now has a goal in each of his last two games and four in his last eight. His 14 goals are good enough for fourth on the Quacks. Cogliano, who turns 30 in the offseason, is a sturdy complementary player who steadily supplies 30-40 points a season.
Cogliano picked up a shorthanded goal in Friday's 4-1 loss against the Ducks. Cogliano has played in 763 straight games, most among active players. The durable veteran has managed two goals with four points over the past five games, making him worth a roster spot in most fantasy pools of 12 or more teams.
Cogliano failed to register a point for the sixth consecutive game during Monday's win over Winnipeg. At this stage of his career, the 29-year-old speedster shouldn't be confused with a reliable fantasy asset, and his 10 goals and 21 points through 50 games this season actually represent one of his better offensive showings. Additionally, he's averaged just five seconds of power-play time this season and has started just 44.5 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the offensive zone. It isn't a strong fantasy setup for Cogliano, and his upside is capped as a result.
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