The Anaheim Ducks locked up two pillars of their franchise last season by re-signing superstar forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to similar eight-year contracts.
The next item on general manager Bob Murray‘s to-do list was to re-sign his second-tier forwards to ensure the club has an adequate amount of scoring depth, and that process continued on Saturday when Anaheim announced it had re-signed forward Andrew Cogliano to a four-year, $12 million deal. He’s currently in the final year of a contract that carries a $2.39 million salary cap hit.[tweet https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/419587504396722176 align=”center”]
Cogliano has tallied 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 43 games this season, which puts him on pace to beat his career high in scoring (45 points).
The 26-year-old center is able to fill a role on the second or third line, in addition to his fine work on the penalty kill. Cogliano is also one of the most durable players in the NHL — he’s never missed a game in his seven-year career.