Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has been named a finalist for the 2016-17 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Cogliano was nominated for the trophy by the Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA). The winner will be selected by the full PHWA's 30 chapters and announced at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 21 (4:30 p.m. PT; NBCSN).
Cogliano, 29 (6/14/87), collected 16-19=35 points with a +11 rating and 26 penalty minutes (PIM) in 82 games with the Ducks during the 2016-17 regular season. A four-time Masterton nominee with the Ducks, Cogliano extended his consecutive games played streak to 786, the fourth-longest streak in NHL history. The streak (833 including playoff games) is the NHL's longest in more than 23 years, since Steve Larmer's 884th consecutive game took place on Apr. 15, 1993. His streak is also the second-longest from the start of a career, behind only Doug Jarvis (964 consecutive games from 1975-88).
Cogliano finished the 2016-17 regular season ranked tied for fifth in the NHL in SHG (3), tied for sixth in shorthanded points (4) and tied for fourth in SH shots (19). As one of four Anaheim players to appear in all 82 games, Cogliano ranked tied for third among team leaders in plus/minus. He recorded his 300th NHL point in the season opener on October 13 against Dallas, and his goal on Oct. 23 vs. Vancouver was the fastest goal ever recorded in Ducks home opener history (0:33). Cogliano ranks second on the club's all-time shorthanded scoring (17) and shorthanded goals (13) lists while ranking eighth on the all-time goals list (87) in his six seasons with Anaheim.
Originally selected by Edmonton in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Cogliano has appeared in 786 career NHL games with Anaheim and Edmonton, earning 144-189=333 points with 252 PIM. He was acquired by Anaheim in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft on July 12, 2011.