The Anaheim Ducks and Andrew Cogliano have reached an agreement. Cogliano will stay with the Ducks for the next four years. The deal has been reported to be worth $12 million.
Cogliano is having a career year; he has 13 goals and 12 assists and a plus-16 rating in 43 games. In a report on ESPN.go.com Cogliano has said he had “no desire to test the free agent market at the risk of disrupting a good situation in Anaheim.” His new deal will keep the 26-year-old out west until the end of the 2017-2018 season.
You could always test free agency, and there might be better deals out there, but at the end of the day, Anaheim was the play I wanted to be. They were the team that traded for me from Edmonton and believed in me and gave me a good situation here. Whenever a team trades for you, and shows faith in you, the right thing to do is make it work, and find a contract to stay. Ducks.NHL.com
The Anaheim Ducks are currently sitting in 2st place in the NHL, and 1st place in the Pacific Division.
Getting to know Andrew Cogliano
- Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 Entry Draft (25th) Overall
- 501 GP, 96 goals, 124 assists
- On Dec. 31, 2013 vs. San Jose, Cogliano became the fifth player in NHL history and first since Doug Jarvis (1975-88) to play 500 (now 501) straight NHL games from the start of his NHL career. NHL.com