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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
50-23-9 109
49-27-6 104
44-27-11 99
45-29-8 98
38-39-5 81
34-35-13 81
27-50-5 59
19-54-9 47

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2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 9 11 10 18:41 61
Post Season 2 2 -2 17:06 6

Top Ian Cole News

  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Provides assist Tuesday

    Cole picked up an assist and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Predators in Game 2.

    Cole snapped a five-game point drought when he set up a Nikita Zadorov tally in the second period. The 35-year-old Cole is unlikely to produce much offense in the playoffs, but he should be able to maintain a bottom-four role on the blue line. He had 11 points, 166 blocked shots, 83 hits, 61 shots on net and 61 PIM over 78 regular-season appearances.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Out of action Thursday

    Cole (rest) will not play Thursday in Winnipeg, according to John Lu of TSN.

    The 35-year-old defenseman will get the final night of the season off to rest for the postseason, which begins this weekend. He had two goals and nine assists with 166 blocked shots in 78 appearances this season. Mark Friedman will likely take Cole's place in the lineup Thursday.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Sends helper in loss

    Cole recorded an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Kings.

    Cole has two helpers over his last six outings. The 35-year-old defenseman is far from a regular contributor on offense, instead, Cole provides physicality in a bottom-four role. He's recorded 11 points, 60 shots on net, 59 PIM, 76 hits and 157 blocked shots through 74 appearances this season.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Registers assist in loss

    Cole notched an assist and three hits in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

    Cole set up a Sam Lafferty tally in the first period. The 35-year-old Cole had been out of the lineup for the previous two games, though his lack of a scoring touch means that wasn't an issue for most fantasy managers. For the season, the hard-nosed defenseman has 10 points, 57 shots on net, 73 hits, 147 blocked shots, 57 PIM and a plus-11 rating over 69 appearances.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Deals helper Wednesday

    Cole managed an assist, five blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche.

    Cole snapped a nine-game point drought when he set up J.T. Miller's goal in the opening minute. The 35-year-old Cole has made few scoring contributions this year with nine points over 66 appearances. He's added 142 blocked shots, 70 hits, 57 PIM, 53 shots on net and a plus-12 rating while playing in a bottom-four role.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Opens scoring Monday

    Cole found the back of the net during Monday's 10-7 loss to Minnesota.

    The goal ended a lengthy 16-game point drought for Cole. The blueliner is utilized in a defensive role first and foremost, and that is shown by his eight points through 56 contests. He can provide value in deeper leagues with his 51 PIM, 53 hits, 117 blocks and plus-12 rating.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Opens scoring Tuesday

    Cole scored a goal in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Cole's first goal of the campaign opened the scoring at 2:14 of the first period, sparking a five-goal frame for the Canucks. The defenseman has three points over his last 10 games, matching his production from the first two months of the campaign. Cole is at six points, 32 shots on net, 36 PIM, 36 hits, 73 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 37 outings in a bottom-four role this season.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Logs helper Saturday

    Cole registered an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Sharks.

    Cole set up a Sam Lafferty tally in the second period. The assist snapped a six-game point drought for Cole, who is only an occasional contributor on offense. The 34-year-old defenseman has five assists, 30 shots on net, 36 PIM, 34 hits, 71 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 35 appearances this season. He continues to occupy a bottom-four role.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Breaks drought with assist

    Cole posted an assist, two hits and three blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.

    Cole snapped a 14-game point drought with the secondary helper on Sam Lafferty's first-period tally. The 34-year-old Cole has done just fine as a physical and defensive presence for the Canucks, but he hasn't been a major contributor to the team's impressive offense. He's at four assists, 20 shots on net, 25 hits, 55 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a plus-4 rating over 28 contests.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Nabs helper in win

    Cole logged an assist and four blocked shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Oilers.

    Cole's helper was his second of the campaign, ending a five-game point drought. The 34-year-old defenseman continues to see top-four minutes regardless of if he's on the second or third pairing. He's provided a little sandpaper for the Canucks' defense, racking up 24 blocked shots, 12 hits, 13 PIM, six shots on net and a plus-7 rating through 12 outings.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Logging heavy minutes

    Cole is averaging 22:45 of ice time through his first three games with Vancouver.

    Cole has never averaged more than 20 minutes a night across an entire season. While it's still early, he could set a new career high in playing time this year due to the Canucks' lack of depth on the blue line. Cole isn't typically a great fantasy producer but the extra ice time could help expand his totals from last year of 17 points, 117 hits and 123 blocks.

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  • Canucks' Ian Cole: Joining Vancouver

    Cole signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Canucks on Saturday.

    Cole tallied three goals and 17 points in 78 games with Tampa Bay last season. The 34-year-old blueliner doesn't offer much upside for fantasy purposes, though he should provide some stability to Vancouver's defensive corps.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Third assist in 34 games

    Cole picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-0 win over the Islanders.

    Cole has three assists in his last 34 games, so you'll never mistake him for an offensive wizard. He logs a lot of ice time (20:07) and is the go-to Bolts' defender on the penalty kill (2:59).

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Better on ice than in fantasy arena

    Cole has one assist, 12 blocks, 12 shots and seven hits in his last 10 games.

    Cole and Erik Cernak form a strong and physical third pairing for the Lightning, but don't offer much fantasy value. The veteran blueliner has 14 points, including three goals, 75 blocks and 67 hits in 45 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Pitching in hits and blocks

    Cole has one assist, 14 hits and 11 blocks in his last six games.

    He has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 36 games this season, while averaging 19:08. Cole is not known for his scoring touch, but he munches minutes and provides support in peripheral categories. His average ice time hasn't been this high since 2018-19 when he was in Colorado.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Opens Tuesday's scoring

    Cole scored a goal during a 6-2 victory over the visiting Kraken on Tuesday.

    Cole, who notched his first goal in five games Tuesday, ignited the Lightning's offense with a shot from the point that beat screened goalie Philipp Grubauer. The 33-year-old defenseman has three goals in 25 games this season, two shy of his career-high, which he established with the 2016-17 Penguins. Cole added three hits and two PIM against the Kraken.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Two-point game in win

    Cole scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

    His goal was a Sports Centre highlight -- he wired a shot off the end boards that bounced off and got into Carter Hart's skates and into the net. But Cole's assist will stay in his memory. He got a helper on the play that Steven Stamkos set a franchise record as the first Bolt to reach 1,000 points.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Quietly chewing up ice time

    Cole has one assist and is averaging 18:33 a game in nine contests this season.

    He's also delivered 15 blocks, 13 shots, 12 hits and eight PIM. The hits and blocks help the Bolts on the ice, but Cole does little to support fantasy teams. Gone are the days of 25-plus points, 160-plus hits and close to 200 blocks.

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  • Lightning's Ian Cole: Debuts after suspension lifted

    Cole, cleared from a recent investigation by the league, made his season debut during the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday.

    Cole, a free-agent signee during the offseason, was reinstated to the lineup prior to Tuesday's matchup. Cole was accused of sexual abuse by a minor, but NHL officials cleared the 13-year veteran from the allegations. Cole had three shots on goal and three hits in 14:47 of ice time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 35
Experience: 13
Shoots: Left