Andrew Cogliano announces his retirement and joins the Avalanche's front office

Julien Trekker
June 21, 2024  (8:24 PM)

Andrew Cogliano in action with the Colorado Avalanche.
Photo credit: Andy Cross / The Denver Post

The Colorado Avalanche announced that veteran Andrew Cogliano is retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL and joining their front office.

In an official statement, the Avalanche organization shared that forward Andrew Cogliano is hanging up his skates.
Here's what they posted on X:
"Thank you, Cogs, for continuously making an impact on and off the ice.

Congratulations on an outstanding career."


They also announced that he is set to join their management team and fill multiple roles:
"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 shared the following statement:
"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."

Drafted 25th overall in 2005 by the Edmonton Oilers, he went on to play for the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche. He also played an important role in the Avs' Stanley Cup run in 2022.
Last season, the 37-year-old center scored 19 points, including six goals, in 75 games. He tallied five assists during the 11 playoff games he took part in this year.
As we enter the offseason, it'll be interesting to see what the Avalanche do to replace him. They don't have a lot of holes to fill in their lineup, but they seem poised to add a depth forward. With only a week to go before the NHL Draft, it'll be interesting to see what the Avalanche management pulls off this time.
Source: Markerzone
Colorado Avalanche player hangs up the skates after nearly 1300 games
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