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 2016-17 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, 29 (6/14/87), has scored 16-17=33 points with a +8 rating and 26 penalty minutes (PIM) with the Ducks this season. A four-time Masterton nominee with the Ducks, Cogliano is the NHL's reigning Ironman at 779 consecutive games, having never missed a game in his NHL career. Only one player in NHL history has played more consecutive games to start his career: Doug Jarvis (the NHL's all-time Ironman overall with 964 consecutive games from 1975-88).
On March 22 vs. Edmonton, Cogliano surpassed Craig Ramsay (776) for the fourth-longest consecutive games played streak in NHL history. He recorded his 300th NHL point in the season opener on October 13 against Dallas, and his goal on October 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 779 career NHL games with Anaheim and Edmonton, earning 144-187=331 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.