The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Cogliano on a three-year contract.
Cogliano, the Oilers’ first round draft choice (25th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, has decided to forgo his final two seasons with the University of Michigan Wolverines (CCHA) and pursue his professional career.
Oilers’ General Manger Kevin Lowe says, “We are extremely pleased with Andrew’s decision to turn pro and we feel he’s ready to move up to the next level. Our scouting staff has watched Andrew closely since we drafted him two years ago and we believe he has the ability to become a great player for the Edmonton Oilers.”
The 5’10”, 185-pound native of Woodbridge, Ontario recorded career-highs in goals (24), assists (26) and points (50) in 38 games with the Wolverines in 2006-07. Cogliano was ranked eighth in the nation in points and seventh in goals while also earning All-CCHA honourable mention.Click here for Andrew Cogliano's Bio
Cogliano represented Canada at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Hockey Championship, capturing gold medals at both events. He was also a member of Canada’s gold-medal winning National Under-18 Team in 2004.
Cogliano will be on the ice when the Oilers open their 2007 Training Camp in September.