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Canucks' Ian Cole: Opens scoring Monday
Cole found the back of the net during Monday's 10-7 loss to Minnesota.
The goal ended a lengthy 16-game point drought for Cole. The blueliner is utilized in a defensive role first and foremost, and that is shown by his eight points through 56 contests. He can provide value in deeper leagues with his 51 PIM, 53 hits, 117 blocks and plus-12 rating.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Opens scoring Tuesday
Cole scored a goal in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
Cole's first goal of the campaign opened the scoring at 2:14 of the first period, sparking a five-goal frame for the Canucks. The defenseman has three points over his last 10 games, matching his production from the first two months of the campaign. Cole is at six points, 32 shots on net, 36 PIM, 36 hits, 73 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 37 outings in a bottom-four role this season.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Logs helper Saturday
Cole registered an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Sharks.
Cole set up a Sam Lafferty tally in the second period. The assist snapped a six-game point drought for Cole, who is only an occasional contributor on offense. The 34-year-old defenseman has five assists, 30 shots on net, 36 PIM, 34 hits, 71 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 35 appearances this season. He continues to occupy a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Breaks drought with assist
Cole posted an assist, two hits and three blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Cole snapped a 14-game point drought with the secondary helper on Sam Lafferty's first-period tally. The 34-year-old Cole has done just fine as a physical and defensive presence for the Canucks, but he hasn't been a major contributor to the team's impressive offense. He's at four assists, 20 shots on net, 25 hits, 55 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a plus-4 rating over 28 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Nabs helper in win
Cole logged an assist and four blocked shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Oilers.
Cole's helper was his second of the campaign, ending a five-game point drought. The 34-year-old defenseman continues to see top-four minutes regardless of if he's on the second or third pairing. He's provided a little sandpaper for the Canucks' defense, racking up 24 blocked shots, 12 hits, 13 PIM, six shots on net and a plus-7 rating through 12 outings.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Logging heavy minutes
Cole is averaging 22:45 of ice time through his first three games with Vancouver.
Cole has never averaged more than 20 minutes a night across an entire season. While it's still early, he could set a new career high in playing time this year due to the Canucks' lack of depth on the blue line. Cole isn't typically a great fantasy producer but the extra ice time could help expand his totals from last year of 17 points, 117 hits and 123 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ian Cole: Joining Vancouver
Cole signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Canucks on Saturday.
Cole tallied three goals and 17 points in 78 games with Tampa Bay last season. The 34-year-old blueliner doesn't offer much upside for fantasy purposes, though he should provide some stability to Vancouver's defensive corps.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Third assist in 34 games
Cole picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-0 win over the Islanders.
Cole has three assists in his last 34 games, so you'll never mistake him for an offensive wizard. He logs a lot of ice time (20:07) and is the go-to Bolts' defender on the penalty kill (2:59).... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Better on ice than in fantasy arena
Cole has one assist, 12 blocks, 12 shots and seven hits in his last 10 games.
Cole and Erik Cernak form a strong and physical third pairing for the Lightning, but don't offer much fantasy value. The veteran blueliner has 14 points, including three goals, 75 blocks and 67 hits in 45 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Pitching in hits and blocks
Cole has one assist, 14 hits and 11 blocks in his last six games.
He has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 36 games this season, while averaging 19:08. Cole is not known for his scoring touch, but he munches minutes and provides support in peripheral categories. His average ice time hasn't been this high since 2018-19 when he was in Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Opens Tuesday's scoring
Cole scored a goal during a 6-2 victory over the visiting Kraken on Tuesday.
Cole, who notched his first goal in five games Tuesday, ignited the Lightning's offense with a shot from the point that beat screened goalie Philipp Grubauer. The 33-year-old defenseman has three goals in 25 games this season, two shy of his career-high, which he established with the 2016-17 Penguins. Cole added three hits and two PIM against the Kraken.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Two-point game in win
Cole scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
His goal was a Sports Centre highlight -- he wired a shot off the end boards that bounced off and got into Carter Hart's skates and into the net. But Cole's assist will stay in his memory. He got a helper on the play that Steven Stamkos set a franchise record as the first Bolt to reach 1,000 points.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Quietly chewing up ice time
Cole has one assist and is averaging 18:33 a game in nine contests this season.
He's also delivered 15 blocks, 13 shots, 12 hits and eight PIM. The hits and blocks help the Bolts on the ice, but Cole does little to support fantasy teams. Gone are the days of 25-plus points, 160-plus hits and close to 200 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Debuts after suspension lifted
Cole, cleared from a recent investigation by the league, made his season debut during the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday.
Cole, a free-agent signee during the offseason, was reinstated to the lineup prior to Tuesday's matchup. Cole was accused of sexual abuse by a minor, but NHL officials cleared the 13-year veteran from the allegations. Cole had three shots on goal and three hits in 14:47 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: League investigation complete
The NHL found no substantiating evidence in its investigation of Cole for allegations of sexual abuse made against him, TSN's Chris Johnston reports.
Cole was suspended by the Lightning last Sunday while the investigation was ongoing. Per the league, the matter is now considered closed. Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Lightning support the NHL's decision, so Cole should be available to make his season debut in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Suspended by team
The Lightning have suspended Cole while the team investigates allegations of sexual abuse against him, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
There's no word regarding how long Cole is expected to be absent from the team, as the allegations against him are serious in nature. The veteran blueliner signed a one-year deal with the Lightning this offseason after playing 75 games with Carolina last season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ian Cole: Snags one-year pact
Cole signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Lightning on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Cole is fresh off having knocked off the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals but will move to join his recently defeated foes for the upcoming season. Considering the defenseman has reached the 20-point threshold just once in the last four years, fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him producing at a high level even within Tampa Bay's potent offense.... See More ... See Less
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