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July 28, 2021 05:04 PM
Hurricanes' Ian Cole: Signs one-year deal with Carolina
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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.

April 22, 2021 10:44 AM
Wild's Ian Cole: Records another apple
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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.

April 20, 2021 12:12 AM
Wild's Ian Cole: Delivers assist
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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.

April 8, 2021 01:36 AM
Wild's Ian Cole: Grabs helper against old team
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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.

March 4, 2021 12:24 PM
Wild's Ian Cole: Manages helper in loss
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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.

February 23, 2021 01:44 AM
Wild's Ian Cole: Picks up pair of points
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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.

February 16, 2021 03:20 PM
Wild's Ian Cole: Removed from protocols list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 6, 2021 12:32 PM
Wild's Ian Cole: Added to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 1, 2021 01:32 AM
Wild's Ian Cole: Solid start with new club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 19, 2021 07:01 PM
Wild's Ian Cole: Dealt to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 16, 2021 10:00 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Contributes in shutout win
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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.

August 27, 2020 02:08 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Pockets assist
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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.

April 8, 2020 03:40 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Closing in on career bests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 10, 2020 02:20 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Provides assist Monday
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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.

February 23, 2020 03:04 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Bags helper in win
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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.

February 10, 2020 12:16 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Produces 20th assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 20, 2020 09:16 PM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Earns assist on empty-netter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 15, 2020 03:28 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Records positive rating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2020 05:08 PM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Two-point showing in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole produced a goal and an assist Saturday in the Avalanche's 5-2 win over the Devils.

The blueliner has now produced eight points over his last nine outings, nearly matching his output (12) from his prior 28 appearances combined. The larger sample of games is probably more representative of what to expect from Cole going forward, given his lack of a track record as an offensive-minded blueliner along with the fact that he's averaging only 17:42 in ice time for the season.

December 24, 2019 02:52 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Nabs assist in high-scoring win
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Cole collected an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights.

The Cole train keeps churning -- he's got four points and a plus-3 rating in his last four games. The defenseman has 16 points, 38 shots on goal, 75 blocked shots and a plus-20 rating through 32 contests overall. His career high in points is 26, set in 2016-17 with the Penguins, but even from the third pairing in Colorado, he's on pace to exceed that mark. He should be owned in formats that count blocked shots, and the offense gives him some appeal in deeper fantasy formats with standard scoring.

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