Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano Announces Retirement, Joins Front Office

Veteran of the NHL, Andrew Cogliano, has announced his retirement after 17 seasons and five teams. The 37-year-old just finished up his third season for the Colorado Avalanche where they were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.

Fortunately, after such a long career, Cogliano was able to get a Stanley Cup in his third last year with the Avalanche in 2022 at age 34. Cogliano was well known for the ironman streak he had and was set to break the record before Phil Kessel did before he took a tough suspension that ended it after more than 800 consecutive games.

Cogliano was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft in the first round, playing four seasons for the organization before moving on to his longtime home in Anaheim for eight seasons where his ironman streak ended.

Cogliano's final season in Anaheim was when he started to noticeably age and become a bottom-6 player where he played on the Dallas Stars for three years, the San Jose Sharks for most of a season, and finished up in Colorado.

He ended his NHL career with 1294 regular season games and 131 playoff games. He scored 190 goals and 464 points during the regular season and 13 goals and 40 points in the playoffs. The Avalanche announced that Cogliano is joining the team's front office in player development and scouting.

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