Two-time Stanley Cup Champion has played 595 career NHL games
RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Ian Cole on a one-year, $2.9 million contract.
“Ian is a big, physical defenseman,” said Waddell. “We’re thrilled to add a veteran with his experience to our team.”
Cole, 32, skated in two games with Colorado last season before being traded to Minnesota. He then recorded eight points (1g, 7a) in 52 games during the regular season and played seven playoff games with the Wild. The 6’1″, 225-pound defenseman has registered 146 points (27g, 119a) in 595 career NHL games with St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Colorado and Minnesota since making his NHL debut with the Blues on Nov. 6, 2010.
Cole has tallied 24 points (1g, 23a) in 96 career NHL playoff games, including 12 points (1g, 11a) in 49 games to help the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. Prior to turning professional, Cole tallied 65 points (17g, 48a) in 111 NCAA games with Notre Dame. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native was selected by St. Louis in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.