The Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) announced today that forward Andrew Cogliano
has been selected as the Ducks’ nominee for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton Trophy is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner will be selected at the end of the regular season by the full PHWA’s 30 chapters.
Cogliano, 27 (6/14/87), has scored 15-13=28 points with a +4 rating and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 79 games with the Ducks this season. A two-time Masterton nominee with the Ducks, Cogliano became Anaheim's all-time leading Ironman with his 277th consecutive game as a Duck on Mar. 3 at Arizona. He has also scored three shorthanded goals this season, one shy of the single-season franchise record.
Cogliano is the NHL’s reigning Ironman at 619 consecutive games, having never missed a game in his NHL career. Only two players in NHL history have played more consecutive games to start their careers, including Doug Jarvis (the NHL's all-time Ironman overall with 964 consecutive games from 1975-88) and Andy Hebenton (second with 630 consecutive games from 1955-64). Cogliano is the eighth player in NHL history to have a consecutive game streak of 600 games or more. The only two others in the last 20 years are Jay Bouwmeester (737) and Henrik Sedin (679).
Originally selected by Edmonton in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Cogliano has appeared in 619 career NHL games with Anaheim and Edmonton, earning 119-146=265 points with 198 PIM. He was acquired by Anaheim in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft on July 12, 2011. The 5-10, 184-pound forward has appeared in back-to-back Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Ducks, collecting 1-7=8 points with 12 PIM in 20 games.