Long-time NHL forward Andrew Cogliano retires after 17 seasons

Cooper Godin
June 21, 2024  (11:38)

Andrew Cogliano during his time with the Colorado Avalanche.
Photo credit: Mile High Hockey

After 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with five different teams, Andrew Cogliano has decided that it's time to hang up his skates.

The Avalanche announced the news of Cogliano's retirement in a post social media, thanking him for the impact he made on the organization on and off the ice and congratulating him for his lengthy career.
"Thank you Cogs for continuously making an impact on and off the ice.

Congratulations on an outstanding career." The Avalanche said in a post on X.

On the team's official website, they announced that Cogliano will remain with the organization in a number of different roles including player development, amateur and professional scouting and will help out with their AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles.
"Cogliano will be joining the Avalanche front office where he will assist in a variety of roles, including player development, professional and amateur scouting, as well as working with the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles."

Cogliano commented on his retirement from the National Hockey League, saying that grateful for every moment and every organization he was able to be apart of during his 17 seasons. He added that he'll miss battling alongside his teammates, but is looking forward his new chapter in the front office with the Avalanche.
"The game of hockey has given me and my family so much and I am grateful for every moment," said Cogliano. "I am blessed to have played for so long with some great organizations and amazing teammates. I will miss being with the guys in the dressing room and battling for each other on the ice every night but it's time to move on. Thank you to everyone I ever played with, played for and all the great fans for all of their support. I am excited to start my new chapter in the front office."

The 37-year-old appeared in 1,294 career regular season games in the NHL with Edmonton, Anaheim, Dallas, San Jose and Colorado, recording 464 points (190 goals, 274 assists) and 449 penalty minutes. Cogliano added 40 points in 131 playoff games, helping Colorado win their third Stanley Cup in franchise history in 2022.
Source: Colorado Avalanche
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