The Anaheim Ducks announced this morning that they had signed forward Andrew Cogliano to a 3-year contract extension.
The OC Register’s Eric Stephens reported that the deal is worth an average of $3.25 million per season, up from his current $3 million per season. Cogliano was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The 30-year-old left winger has established himself as as a good possession forward and one of the game’s best penalty killers. He is currently part of the Ducks vaunted “shutdown” line with Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler.
Cogliano began his career in Edmonton where he played for 4 seasons before begin traded to the Ducks in 2011 where he immediately became a fan favorite due to his quick skating and hard forechecking.
Cogliano’s defining characteristic to those around the league is his incredible streak of 829 consecutive games played, having not missed a single one in his NHL career. If he keeps up his current streak, he will break the all-time record of 964 set by Doug Jarvis sometime in 2019.
Cogliano has 205 points (93G, 112A) in 501 career games for Anaheim, with 18 points (5G, 13A) so far this season.