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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
14-4-5 33
15-5-1 31
14-4-3 31
10-8-5 25
12-8-0 24
9-7-4 22
8-9-4 20
5-10-2 12

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 2 5 16:14 8

Top Ian Cole News

  • Hurricanes' Ian Cole: Rare helper in Friday win

    Cole snapped a six-game pointless streak with his second assist of the season in Friday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

    Cole has been a steady presence on the Canes' blue line this season, averaging 15:54 in ice time with a plus-6 rating. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, he's not involved too much on the offensive side of things. He scored just eight points in 54 games last season, and it wouldn't surprise us if he failed to crack double digits again this year.

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  • Hurricanes' Ian Cole: Notches first point

    Cole registered his first point as a Hurricane in Friday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks, assisting on Jesperi Kotkaniemi's second-period goal.

    It was nice to see Cole finally crack the scoresheet after recording just eight combined points with the Avalanche and Wild last season. However, given his third-pairing status and relatively low minutes (14:55 TOI), he remains a marginal fantasy option at best.

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  • Hurricanes' Ian Cole: Signs one-year deal with Carolina

    Cole signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

    Cole appeared in 54 games split between the Avalanche and the Wild last season, totaling eight points and 94 blocks over that span. The 32-year-old vet will likely see bottom-pairing minutes with Carolina next season, and he may struggle to eclipse the 15-point threshold, so he won't be a viable option in most fantasy formats.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Records another apple

    Cole registered an assist Wednesday in a 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Cole produced a helper in back-to-back games against the Coyotes, and the Wild secured wins in each contest. While he's not a power-play option, Cole has been a quality defender based on his plus-18 rating and 79 blocked shots. Still, the American skater is set to become an unrestricted free agent, which makes us wonder if he's done enough to ultimately garner an extension from the Wild.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Delivers assist

    Cole produced an assist and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Cole ended a six-game point drought with the helper. The 32-year-old defenseman has five points, a plus-16 rating, 29 hits, 79 blocked shots and 24 PIM through 42 contests between the Wild and the Avalanche in 2020-21.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Grabs helper against old team

    Cole produced an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Avalanche.

    Cole has assists in consecutive games against his former team. He began the year with the Avalanche, and he's produced five points, a plus-13 rating and 67 blocked shots in 34 games since they traded him to the Wild in January. The third-pairing defenseman isn't scoring enough to make an impact in most fantasy formats.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Manages helper in loss

    Cole posted an assist, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Cole had the primary assist on Marcus Foligno's second-period tally. The 32-year-old Cole hasn't done much on the scoresheet since he was traded to the Wild in January. He has three points, 32 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating in 16 outings with his new team -- solid defensive effort is about all that can be expected of the veteran rearguard.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Picks up pair of points

    Cole scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.

    Cole hasn't produced a lot of offense since he joined the Wild in January, but he broke out of his slump Monday. Cole's second-period tally stood as the game-winner, and he assisted on Victor Rask's empty-netter. The 32-year-old Cole has three points, six shots on net, 18 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating in 11 appearances for the Wild this year. He also played in two games for the Avalanche prior to the trade.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Removed from protocols list

    Cole was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

    Although Cole was removed from the league's protocols list Monday, he isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Kings. He is, however, on track to return to action Thursday against Anaheim. He's picked up one assist through 10 games this campaign.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Added to COVID-19 list

    Cole was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The Wild now have eight players in the league's protocol. They've postponed games until Thursday as a result. Cole has played the last eight games, recording an assist and three shots on net. It's uncertain if he'll be ready to go when the Wild retake the ice.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Solid start with new club

    Cole has one assist, seven hits and nine blocks over his past six games.

    Cole was acquired by the Wild via Colorado on Jan. 19, and he's gotten off to a nice start with his new team. Known for more of a defensive game on the back end, Cole has managed a plus-4 rating while averaging 17:14 of ice time over the last six games. The 31-year-old has earned a three-minute uptick in ice time since coming over from Colorado, but he's yet to provide enough offensively to move into fantasy relevance this campaign.

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  • Wild's Ian Cole: Dealt to Minnesota

    Colorado traded Cole to the Wild in exchange for Greg Pateryn on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    The Avalanche almost certainly made this move in order to open up a spot on the left side for Bowen Byram, and they were able to bring back a solid right-handed blueliner in Pateryn in the process. Cole will likely settle into a bottom-four role with Minnesota.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Contributes in shutout win

    Cole had two shots, two blocked shots and two hits over 14:28 of ice time in Friday's 8-0 win over St. Louis.

    Cole was one of a handful of Avs that failed to contribute offensively in the whitewashing, but he was part of a better overall defensive effort after Wednesday's season-opening 4-1 loss to the Blues. The 31-year-old is skating on the third defensive pair and recorded four hits and two blocked shots with an even plus-minus through the first two games.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Pockets assist

    Cole picked up an assist, four shots on net, four hits and four blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.

    Cole took on a larger role with Erik Johnson (undisclosed) out of the lineup. The 31-year-old defenseman was rewarded by picking up his first point in 11 postseason games. Cole has added 20 shots on goal, 18 hits and 18 blocks in the playoffs. He will likely remain on the first pairing alongside Cale Makar going forward.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Closing in on career bests

    Cole had four goals and 26 points with a plus-21 rating and 92 shots on net in 65 games prior to the NHL suspending the season in March.

    The veteran defenseman is experiencing his best season since helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016-17. That season, Cole posted five goals, 26 points, a plus-26 rating, 72 PIM and 89 shots on net. All of those were career highs at that time in his career, and Cole could surpass all of those totals (assuming the regular season resumes) except PIM in this campaign.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Provides assist Monday

    Cole posted an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Kings.

    Cole snapped a seven-game dry spell with his helper. The 31-year-old blueliner matched his career high in points with 26, achieved in 64 contests this season. He's added 119 blocked shots, 91 shots on net and 83 hits this year.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Bags helper in win

    Cole posted an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Kings.

    Cole ended a six-game point drought with his helper. The 31-year-old defenseman has 25 points, 77 shots on goal, 76 hits, 109 blocked shots and a plus-28 rating in 56 outings this season. He's just one point shy of matching his career high, which he set in 2016-17 as a Penguin.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Produces 20th assist

    Cole registered an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Wild.

    Cole has put together a strong season from the blue line in 2019-20. He's up to 24 points, 97 blocked shots, 65 hits, 61 shots on net and a plus-29 rating in 49 games.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Earns assist on empty-netter

    Cole produced an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

    Cole found Nathan MacKinnon with a pass, and the latter filled the empty cage to secure the Avalanche's win. The 30-year-old blueliner's potential career year has now seen him rack up 23 points, 92 blocked shots, 57 hits and a plus-24 rating in 44 appearances. Cole's career high is 26 points in 81 games with the Penguins in 2016-17, but he should shatter that mark by the end of this season.

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  • Avalanche's Ian Cole: Records positive rating

    Cole posted a plus-1 rating with three shots, one hit and one block in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars on Tuesday.

    While he didn't get on the scoresheet, the plus-1 rating ended a three-game stretch where Cole posted a minus-1. Three shots on net was also his most in a game since Dec. 18. Cole has four goals and 20 points with a plus-22 rating, 26 PIM, 49 shots, 86 blocks and 54 hits in 41 games this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 32
Experience: 11
Shoots: Left