SAD NEWS: Colorado Avalanche Confirm Departure Of Another Super Talented Star

After an amazing career, one of the most diligent players in the league has given up hockey.

Even though he might not have had the best stat line in NHL history, Andrew Cogliano was a highly adaptable player who added value to each team he played for.

After spending his entire 19-year NHL career playing in the Western Conference, the 37-year-old made his official retirement announcement on Friday. The Edmonton Oilers selected the former standout player from University of Michigan with the 25th overall pick in the historic 2005 NHL Draft. After playing for Edmonton for four seasons, he was moved to the Anaheim Ducks in 2011. Before spending the final two plus seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and winning a Stanley Cup in 2022, the Toronto native also played with the Dallas Stars.

Throughout his career, Cogliano averaged over 14 minutes of ice time while scoring 190 goals and 464 points in 1,294 games.

Frank Seravalli and Tyler Yaremchuk discussed the type of player Cogliano was and what made him unique to his club on Friday’s episode of Daily Faceoff LIVE.

Tyler Yaremchuk: With nearly 1,300 games played in the regular season, he had an incredible Iron Man streak throughout his career. Witnessed his transformation from a first-round choice to a struggling player who is purposefully reinventing himself to be the best player in the bottom six. It’s been an incredible experience to witness.

Frank Seravalli: expert in consistance. A significant portion of those teams that made deep runs had a chance to win. The only thing that comes to mind, in my opinion, is Iron Man. Before they were them, he ought to have been Keith Yandle or Phil Kessel. Although the suspension was abruptly ended, I know it still stings.

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