The Ducks have signed pending unrestricted free-agent to a four-year deal worth $12 million US.
Cogliano is in his seventh NHL season and third with the Ducks. He is having a career year having posted 14 goals and 11 assists (25 points) in 43 games. His career is 45 points (18G / 27A) that he recorded in his rookie season back in 2007-08. Cogliano is signed through the 2017-18 season.
Cogliano moves down to the third line as coach Bruce Boudreau tries to find the right fit for all of his forwards. He has six goals through 10 points through his first 33 games as a member of the Ducks.
With three exhibition games remaining including Wednesday night’s home affair with the Vancouver Canucks, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has essentially made Cogliano his third-line center coming out of training camp.
Cogliano looked more comfortable down the middle over the course of his career. Last year he struggled when moved to the wing but still scored 11 goals and 35 points. He can certainly come near 20 goals over a full season if given the opportunity.
Andrew Cogliano traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2013 second round pick
What started off as a promising career in Edmonton has ended with a whimper for Cogliano. Inconsistency and erratic ice time plagued the pivot during his time in Edmonton. It remains to be seen how the Ducks will use him, but there is some fantasy potential here in deeper leagues.