Ian Cole

Colorado Avalanche

Position: Defense

Full Name: Ian Cole
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ian Douglas Cole was born on February 21, 1989 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and currently plays defense for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Ian was drafted in the first round, 18th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. After the 2009–10 season, Ian turned pro after signing with the St. Louis Blues, making his National Hockey League debut on November 6, 2010 and scoring his first goal on March 9, 2011 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. After five seasons in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Ian Cole from the Blues in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 7th-round draft pick. Cole signed a three-year contract extension to remain in Pittsburgh where he won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. After the 2017-18 season, Ian became an unrestricted fee agent and agreed to a 3-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

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