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Ducks re-sign Cogliano for four years, $12M

Jan 4, 2014, 5:24 PM EST

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The Anaheim Ducks signed checking forward Andrew Cogliano to a four-year contract extension on Saturday. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the deal is worth $12 million overall (a $3 million annual cap hit), with yearly breakdowns as such:

2014-15: $2.7 million
2015-16: $2.9 million
2016-17: $3.1 million
2017-18: $3.3 million

Cogliano, 26, is probably most known for his speed. He’s also been remarkably durable; he hasn’t missed a single game since coming into the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007-08.

That rookie year saw easily the best production of his career, as he scored 45 points. He has a shot at besting that number this season, however, as his 25 points in 43 contests is a higher per-game pace (.58) than he had in 2007-08 (.55).

The Ducks are likely most interested in his overall play, however. He’s currently tied with Nick Bonino for fourth among the team’s forwards in shorthanded ice time per game at 1:29 per contest, representing a considerable portion of his 15:24 overall TOI average.

Anaheim acquired Cogliano from the Oilers for a second-round pick in July 2011. The team is likely happy to lock down a fairly important piece (though not a key cog, if you will) with plenty of other free agents needing new deals and/or eyeing retirement; the futures for Teemu Selanne, Jonas Hiller, Saku Koivu, Dustin Penner, Mathieu Perreault and Jakob Silfverberg are all in question as of this moment.

  1. chauncey18 - Jan 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Would have received more if tested the free agent market with the cap going up 7 mil next year. Great piece for Anaheim to keep for their 3rd line energy tandem. Great fir for both parties

  2. lowenni - Jan 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Good signing, the guy is one of the best 3rd liners in the league. He’s basically a more unheralded Darren Helm…he can score, skate like the wind, and play defense. Anaheim’s 3rd line with him Koivu and Winnik is fun to watch, a lot of energy and heart.

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