Sharks sign Forward Andrew Cogliano

SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Andrew Cogliano to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

“Andrew is a durable, versatile player who brings an element of speed and excels as a penalty killer,” said Wilson. “His addition gives our coaching staff flexibility with an additional, trusted veteran presence on our forward lines.”

 

Cogliano, 34, posted 11 points (five goals, six assists) and 24 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Dallas Stars last season. He was third amongst team forwards in short-handed ice time last season and fifth among Dallas forwards in blocked shots (24) while averaging 13:56 TOI/game.

 

In his NHL career, Cogliano has played in 1,066 NHL games with Edmonton, Anaheim and Dallas, collecting 410 points (240 goals, 410 assists) and 371 penalty minutes, while playing as a plus-player (+32).

 

He holds the sixth-longest consecutive games streak in NHL history at 830 games (10/04/2007 through 01/13/2018) and throughout his career, has played in 99.2% of his team’s games that he has been eligible to play in.

 

He has also appeared in 100 Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring 28 points (ten goals, 18 assists) with Anaheim and Dallas, including the 2020 Stanley Cup Final with Dallas.

 

Internationally, the Toronto, Ontario native has represented Canada twice at the World Junior Championships (2006 and 2007), capturing gold medals in both tournaments

 

The five-foot-ten, 175-pound forward was originally selected by Edmonton in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft (25th overall).