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Andrew Cogliano, who secured the Stanley Cup in 2022 with the Colorado Avalanche, has announced his retirement from professional hockey after a distinguished 17-year career, as confirmed by both the player and his team on Friday. Following his decision to retire, it was further disclosed that Cogliano will remain engaged with the organization, transitioning into roles focused on player development and scouting.

Cogliano’s journey in the NHL began when he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 2005. His path to the league was notable for its unique trajectory, starting from the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League before moving on to play collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan. Making his professional debut in the 2007-08 season, Cogliano quickly asserted himself, appearing in all 82 games as a rookie and finishing ninth in voting for the Calder Trophy after tallying 45 points.

Known for his adaptability and reliability, Cogliano became a linchpin player during Edmonton’s challenging years as they struggled in the league standings. His tenure with the Oilers spanned four seasons before he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks, where his consistency on the ice continued to shine. Notably, Cogliano established a reputation for durability, playing in a remarkable 328 consecutive games during his time with Edmonton, and achieving a career-best season with Anaheim in 2013-14, when he reached the milestone of 20 goals.

Over the course of his career, Cogliano amassed an impressive record, appearing in a total of 1,294 NHL games and contributing 464 points. His journey also saw him play for the Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, and ultimately conclude with his championship season alongside the Avalanche. Cogliano’s decision to retire at the age of 37 marks the conclusion of a storied career defined by resilience, skill, and a steadfast commitment to the sport.

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