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Ian Cole praises Addison for strong playoff debut

Seeing NHL action for the first time in three months must be hard on young players already, but add the fact that you’re being pushed into the circle of hell known as an elimination game and the nerves are probably rattling through your skin. Minnesota Wild defenseman Calen Addison made...
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One-goal games got you anxious? Take it from Ian Cole, nothing's changing

LAS VEGAS -- Was your heart in your throat during the Wild's 1-0 overtime thriller against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of its First Round playoff series?. Better get used to it, because it probably isn't changing. Beyond Minnesota's one-goal win, look at how the Stanley Cup Playoffs...
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Acquired early in season, defenseman Ian Cole fits right in with Wild

Ian Cole has a system for packing. He takes three or four hockey bags, fills them with clothes and then loads the bags into his car that'll be shipped to his next destination. "The car shows up all packed to the gills," he said. And when it's time to meet...

Wild's Ian Cole: Records another apple

Cole registered an assist Wednesday in a 4-1 win over the Coyotes. Cole produced a helper in back-to-back games against the Coyotes, and the Wild secured wins in each contest. While he's not a power-play option, Cole has been a quality defender based on his plus-18 rating and 79 blocked shots. Still, the American skater is set to become an unrestricted free agent, which makes us wonder if he's done enough to ultimately garner an extension from the Wild.
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Wild's Ian Cole: Delivers assist

Cole produced an assist and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes. Cole ended a six-game point drought with the helper. The 32-year-old defenseman has five points, a plus-16 rating, 29 hits, 79 blocked shots and 24 PIM through 42 contests between the Wild and the Avalanche in 2020-21.

Wild's Ian Cole: Grabs helper against old team

Cole produced an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Avalanche. Cole has assists in consecutive games against his former team. He began the year with the Avalanche, and he's produced five points, a plus-13 rating and 67 blocked shots in 34 games since they traded him to the Wild in January. The third-pairing defenseman isn't scoring enough to make an impact in most fantasy formats.

Wilderness Walk: Should Ian Cole get an extension?

According to Michael Russo, the Minnesota Wild are interested in keeping Ian Cole past this season. A pending unrestricted free agent, Cole was acquired for Greg Pateryn earlier this season from the Colorado Avalanche and has secured the defensive depth—but in the end, he’s only getting older. [The Athletic]. A...

Stanley Cup champion Ian Cole sets ‘tremendous example’ for Wild teammates

Ian Cole walked into the Wild locker room for the first time a month and a half ago and brought instant credibility with him. A couple of Stanley Cups will do that. Not surprisingly, the 32-year-old blue liner has continued to earn the respect of his teammates with his no-nonsense approach. It’s easy to see why Wild general manager Bill Guerin jumped at the chance to acquire Cole in a Jan. 19 trade with the Colorado Avalanche.

Wild's Ian Cole: Manages helper in loss

Cole posted an assist, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights. Cole had the primary assist on Marcus Foligno's second-period tally. The 32-year-old Cole hasn't done much on the scoresheet since he was traded to the Wild in January. He has three points, 32 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating in 16 outings with his new team -- solid defensive effort is about all that can be expected of the veteran rearguard.

Wild's Ian Cole: Picks up pair of points

Cole scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks. Cole hasn't produced a lot of offense since he joined the Wild in January, but he broke out of his slump Monday. Cole's second-period tally stood as the game-winner, and he assisted on Victor Rask's empty-netter. The 32-year-old Cole has three points, six shots on net, 18 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating in 11 appearances for the Wild this year. He also played in two games for the Avalanche prior to the trade.
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Jared Spurgeon, Ian Cole among additions to Wild's lineup vs. Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Wild is getting closer to full strength, with four more regulars joining the lineup Thursday when the team starts a two-game series against the Ducks at Honda Center. Captain Jared Spurgeon and Ian Cole are back on the blue line, and Nick Bonino and Nico Sturm...

Wild's Ian Cole: Removed from protocols list

Cole was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports. Although Cole was removed from the league's protocols list Monday, he isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Kings. He is, however, on track to return to action Thursday against Anaheim. He's picked up one assist through 10 games this campaign.
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Wild's Ian Cole added to NHL's COVID protocols

The Wild now has eight players unavailable due to the NHL's COVID protocols after defenseman Ian Cole was added to the list Friday. Cole joined Nick Bjugstad, Nick Bonino, Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno, Marcus Johansson, Jared Spurgeon and Nico Sturm in the protocols. On Wednesday, the NHL paused the...

Wild's Ian Cole: Added to COVID-19 list

Cole was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Wild now have eight players in the league's protocol. They've postponed games until Thursday as a result. Cole has played the last eight games, recording an assist and three shots on net. It's uncertain if he'll be ready to go when the Wild retake the ice.