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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Cogliano leaves Wolverines for NHL's Oilers

Michigan sophomore center Andrew Cogliano agreed to a contract with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers today. Cogliano was a first-round draft pick (25th overall) of the Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

During his two seasons at Michigan, Cogliano scored 36 goals and added 42 asssists for 78 points in 77 games. He had nine power-play goals, three shorthanded markers and five game-winners. He accumulated 50 penalty minutes and had a -4 plus/minus rating.

Cogliano had a breakout sophomore season with a 24-26-50 line in 38 games to finish tied for first on the team in goals and third on the Maize and Blue in points. His 50 points were tied for eighth-best in the nation, and his 24 goals were tied for seventh-best in the country. From Nov. 4 through Feb. 18, he posted points in 22 out of 24 games (17-17-34), including a career-best 12-game point streak. Cogliano earned All-CCHA honorable mention.

He was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2005-06, when he had a 12-16-28 line in his freshman season.

Internationally, Cogliano won back-to-back gold medals with Team Canada at the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships. He had a goal and two assists in six games at the 2007 tournament and a goal and four assists in six games in 2006.

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