Cogliano in 2009
|Born||June 14, 1987
Toronto, ON, CAN
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
|NHL team||Edmonton Oilers|
|NHL Draft||25th overall, 2005
|Playing career||2007 – present|
On May 3, 2007, Cogliano signed his first professional contract with the Oilers. He played his first NHL game on October 4, 2007 against the San Jose Sharks and recorded an assist. He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2007 against the Detroit Red Wings, on goaltender Dominik Hašek.
On March 7, March 9, and March 11, 2008, Cogliano set an NHL record by scoring overtime goals in three consecutive games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, and St. Louis Blues, respectively. His stick and gloves were subsequently sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Cogliano had a very impressive first NHL season, scoring 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games. He led the team with five game winning goals, and had the highest shooting percentage at 18.4%. In his second NHL season, his play dropped off a bit, being hit by the sophomore jinx with fellow teammate Sam Gagner. Cogliano posted 38 points (18 goals, 20 assists). That very season, Cogliano was invited to the NHL YoungStars Game during the All-Star weekend in Montreal, playing for the Sophomores team. Cogliano also participated in and won the "Fastest Skater" competition during the SuperSkills event, clocking in at a time of 14.31 seconds.
Cogliano grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. During the winter, he and his older brother Matthew Cogliano played hockey while during the summer they enjoy playing soccer. Cogliano lives in a house with fellow teammate Sam Gagner, that is provided by Oilers captain Ethan Moreau.
|2003–04||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||36||26||47||73||14||24||11||21||32||?|
|2004–05||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||49||36||66||102||33||?||27||25||52||?|
|2005–06||University of Michigan||CCHA||39||12||16||28||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Michigan||CCHA||38||24||26||50||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick