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.
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.