Share with your Friends

Ian Cole
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1989  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Ann Arbor, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: STL / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
Cole currently ranks t-11th in the NHL with 51 blocked shots through 23 games (as of Nov. 30). Tied career high with 2 assists vs. COL on Nov. 19 - his first multi-point game of the season. Played in his 200th career NHL game vs. EDM on Nov. 6. Cole's 2.22 BkS per game rank 12th in the NHL among all skaters as of Nov. 30. His 4:40 SH/TOI Oct. 10 at ARI was the 2nd-highest single-game total of his career. Posted a goal and an assist in 4 preseason games. His goal came on the PP in PIT's win over TB in Kraft Hockeyville USA (Johnstown, Pa.). Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 2 P: 2 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 44GP 1G-9A-10PTS PPG: 0 SHG: 0
CCHA First All-Star Team (2009) NCAA West First All-American Team (2009) Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo and a 7th round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, March 2, 2015.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016