28 Ian Cole
2019-2020 Twenty-fourth Season
Adidas. Set 2. Neck tagging 58.
Colorado Registration No. 061
This set 2 road jersey shows moderate wear with marks on the lower sleeves and a large brush mark on the front body. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche COA and the registration tag is heat pressed into the rear jersey hem.
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A product of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Cole has made his mark in the NHL.
Cole was the No. 18 selection by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Draft after completing his second season with the national team program. He headed straight to college as a true freshman at Notre Dame and went on to become the highest-drafted hockey player in school history.
As a freshman, he led Notre Dame defensemen with eight goals, helping the Fighting Irish advance to the 2008 Frozen Four championship game.
Before playing in the NHL, the native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, represented the United States three times, winning a silver medal at the World Under-18 Championship in 2007 before appearing in the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2008 and 2009.
After his junior year with Notre Dame, Cole turned pro and signed with the Blues. He appeared in nine games with Peoria in the American Hockey League in 2010 before making his NHL debut on Nov. 6 of that year.
Cole split time between St. Louis and Peoria for three seasons before finding a regular role with the Blues at the start of the 2014-15 season. But after 167 games and five seasons with St. Louis, Cole was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 2, 2015.
Cole saw his ice time increase following the trade and settled into a stay-at-home role with the Penguins. Though Cole is not known for his offense, the first playoff goal of his NHL career proved important; he opened the scoring in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, a series the Penguins would win in six games.
Cole had nine assists in 25 playoff games in 2017 when the Penguins won a second straight Cup. He spent most of the 2017-18 season with Pittsburgh before being traded twice in a three-day span in February 2018 and ending up with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Defense - Shoots L
Born: Feb 21 1989 - Ann Arbor, MI
6-1, 225 lbs.
Drafted by St. Louis Blues round 1 #18 overall 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo and Pittsburgh's 7th round pick (Filip Helt) in 2016 NHL Draft, March 2, 2015. Traded to Ottawa by Pittsburgh with Filip Gustavsson and Pittsburgh's 1st round pick in 2018 NHL Draft for Vincent Dunn and Ottawa's 3rd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, February 23, 2018. Traded to Columbus by Ottawa for Nick Moutrey and Columbus' 3rd round pick in 2020 NHL Draft, February 26, 2018. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2018.
- CCHA First All-Star Team (2009)
- NCAA West First All-American Team (2009)