Andrew Cogliano, a player beloved by the Ducks fanbase, was sadly traded to Dallas this morning. The outpouring of sadness over the move and love for Cogliano was palpable as he has truly been a fan-favorite throughout his tenure in Anaheim. I asked Ducks fans to send me some of their favorite moments so I could compile them here for everyone to see and enjoy. I’ll keep the writing to a minimum and anyone who didn’t send me anything on Twitter, please feel free to drop your favorite moments in the comments of this article. Without further ado, Andrew Cogliano:
Saying he pointed to Cogliano’s mouthgard on the bench and told Cogs he forgot something— Jake Rudolph (@ReindeerGames91) January 14, 2019
After getting blown out by Calgary a few years ago, Cogs was the one who went to the media and took responsibility for it.— 11 L's Kyle (@LCH_Kyle) January 14, 2019
His response? "We played like shit."
I still laugh at that response. The type of leadership I can appreciate.
This interview about his suspension in 2018 mentioned by @QuackCity22 on Twitter:
Honestly I think he handled his suspension with grace, and it really made me love him a lot, so I would say that is what gets me about him. Just seems like a great guy who loves the game.— puckulence (@pvckulence) January 14, 2019
Cogs for Dogs as mentioned by @Leannehockeymom on Twitter:
It might have been the first of the recent Nashville Predators playoff eliminations, but he was trying so hard to fight back the tears after they were eliminated. He wanted to win sooo bad and that hit me hard.— Craig (@Cutty_6) January 14, 2019
This tying goal in Game 7 against the Oilers in 2017 mentioned by @Mkton31 and @PossumJ16 on Twitter:
His relentless work ethic— Aaron Goehring (@willklok) January 14, 2019
First ducks player I got to meet! Heartbroken to see him leave pic.twitter.com/pgVapRaI5k— Lidia Bustamante (@iamlb16) January 14, 2019
My most pissed off moment haha His dedication to taking care of himself so he was available to play every game was incredible! pic.twitter.com/QrJrxWSEdb— Christine B (@JustDucky89) January 14, 2019
And just some more Cogliano goals for the fun of it:
And can’t forget both of his hattricks against the Coyotes:
In 584 games as a Duck, Andrew had 103 goals and 233 points. He missed only 2 games during his tenure as a Duck due to a suspension and holds the fourth longest iron-man streak in NHL history at 830 games. We’re sad to see him go but we are so thankful for the time he spent as a Duck and wish him the very best in Dallas.