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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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 12:48 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Slings helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole dished an assist and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.

Cole notched the secondary assist on Matt Calvert's second tally of the game, which gave the Avalanche a 3-1 lead at the time. The 30-year-old blueliner has been effective with five points, 29 blocks, 18 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating through 10 games in December. Cole is up to 15 points through 31 games this year, matching his production from last season already.

December 18, 2019 11:12 PM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Big night in road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole scored a goal and added an assist with five shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Chicago. He also registered two hits, two blocks and a plus-3 rating.

Cole opened the scoring with his second goal of the season midway through the first period. He also drew the secondary assist on Mikko Rantanen's empty-net goal in the third. The 30-year-old isn't counted on to provide a ton of offense, but his 14 points in 29 games this season are already just one shy of the 15 he had in 71 games in 2018-19.

December 10, 2019 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Provides assist in overtime loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole registered an assist, four blocked shots, two hits, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Flames.

Cole was all over the scoresheet in this contest. He's been surprisingly productive with 12 points in 25 appearances this season. Cole has added 59 blocked shots, 36 hits and 24 PIM while skating to a plus-15 rating as well.

December 1, 2019 12:28 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Fills stat line, reaches milestone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole registered an assist, six blocked shots, three hits and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blackhawks.

Cole's helper was the 100th assist of his career. Ten of those helpers have come this season. The defenseman has added 45 blocked shots, 29 hits and 24 PIM in 21 games. He's only five points shy of matching his offensive output from last year.

November 28, 2019 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Adds ninth helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole collected an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.

Cole had the primary helper, springing Nathan MacKinnon for the Avalanche's third goal of the game. Cole had plenty of deuces on the rest of his stat line -- the defenseman recorded a pair each of shots on goal, hits, blocked shots and PIM. The 30-year-old has nine assists, 24 hits, 36 blocks and 24 PIM in 19 appearances this year.

November 27, 2019 12:28 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Still looking for first goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole registered his eighth assist last week, but he hasn't scored a goal in 2019-20.

The veteran defenseman isn't a guy that scores a bunch, so it's not that surprising he's gone a quarter of the season without a goal. He's never tallied more than five goals in an individual season, and Cole only has 22 goals in 10 NHL seasons. His eight assists are encouraging, though, as he is just five away from his 2018-19 total in the category. Cole also has 22 PIM, 31 blocks and 19 hits in 18 games this season.

November 13, 2019 09:52 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Garners helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole registered an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 thrashing of the Jets.

Cole brought a four-game pointless streak to a close with his tally, though he is still searching for his first goal of the 2019-20 campaign. The Michigan native logged a mere 16:11 of ice time Tuesday and is unlikely to top the 20-minute mark in most games. With decreased opportunities, the blueliner will certainly be prone to missing the scoresheet for extended stretches.

November 2, 2019 11:16 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Registers four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole posted two PIM and four hits in a 2-1 loss against the Stars on Friday.

The 30-year-old is still waiting to record his first goal, but he has excellent numbers elsewhere for a depth defenseman. He has six assists with a plus-10 rating and 12 PIM, and he's only played in nine games. Cole also has 15 blocks and 15 hits. He's never posted more than five goals during an individual season, so Cole won't put up a lot of points, but he's very useful for plus-minus, PIM, hits and blocks.

October 19, 2019 10:52 AM
Avalanche's Ian Cole: Productive in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole had two assists and was plus-4 with two shots on goal and three blocks in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers.

Cole set up Joonas Donskoi's first-period goal and later assisted on Andre Burakovsky's game-tying goal late in the third. His plus-4 rating also topped all skaters in this one. The 30-year-old is off to a nice start with three assists in his first three games with a robust plus-7 rating. Still, he's reached the 20-point mark just twice in 10 NHL seasons so look elsewhere for offense.

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