Cogliano Signs

Today the Oilers announced Andrew Cogliano signed a 3 year contract. A relatively average heralded (i'm starting my own grammar dictionary) player who was drafted 25th overall in 2005.

He was drafted out of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and many criticized his numbers because a lack of decent competition. After being drafted Cogs went on to play for the Michigan Wolverines. In his freshman season he got off to a torrid start, but cooled considerably after the World Jrs due to admittedly being very tired. But this season he corrected himself and put up even better numbers after the break. Even with a great sophmore campaign in college (he was second in sophmore scoring in the nation to Ryan Duncan) his play at this years World Jrs raised questions. He won a couple player of the games but never really put up many points as the teams top line center.

Nevertheless a very interesting player, and it will be good to see what he can accomplish in Springfield next year. Heres hoping for 60 pts from the kid. A very good signing by the Oilers. Alot of offensive centers in this organization with no clear cut #1. It will be fun to watch him battle it out for a roster spot over the next couple seasons.

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