With St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester missing what would have been his 738th consecutive NHL game tonight, Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano
is now the active Ironman leader in the NHL. Appearing in his 562nd consecutive contest tonight, Cogliano has not missed a game since his NHL debut with Edmonton on Oct. 4, 2007.
Cogliano is the fifth player in NHL history and first since Doug Jarvis to play 500 straight games from the start of his NHL career (stat courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau). The 27-year-old is 14 games shy of matching Bill Harris (576 straight games with the New York Islanders, 1972-73 to 1979-80) for third on the five-player list. Jarvis is the NHL's all-time Ironman with 964 consecutive games played from 1975-88. Andy Heberton is second with 630 consecutive games from 1955-64 (New York Rangers/Boston).
Cogliano has seven points (3g/4a) and four penalty minutes in 21 games this season, including his ninth career shorthanded goal (sixth as a Duck), Oct. 17 vs. Minnesota. Cogliano currently ranks tied for fourth among franchise all-time leaders in SHG (6).