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Tampa Bay Lightning sign veteran D Ian Cole

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed veteran defenseman Ian Cole, according to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, who reports that the deal is worth $3M. Cole, 33, signs in Tampa Bay as the likely replacement for Jan Rutta, who is reportedly moving on after winning two Stanley Cups as Victor Hedman’s main partner. Cole’s $3M deal is a $100k raise from the $2.9M he made last season on the Carolina Hurricanes.
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Tampa Bay Lightning sign Ian Cole to one-year, $3M deal

Cole was selected with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. He’s played 12 seasons in the NHL and has played for the Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, and Carolina Hurricanes. Cole inked a one-year, $2.9...

2022 NHL Free Agency: Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly sign defenseman Ian Cole to one-year deal

After moving Ryan McDonagh in a trade to the Nashville Predators, the Lightning left themselves a hole on the left side of the defense. The Lightning received Philippe Myers in the trade, but he is a right-handed defenseman to go along with Erik Cernak, Zach Bogosian, and Cal Foote who are already under contract. Julien BriseBois in his early offseason comments said that the team was working on bringing back Jan Rutta, but with a deal not getting done before free agency opening, it appeared likely he would head to market. And again, Rutta is a right-handed defenseman, so re-signing him also would necessitate moving one of the other right handed defenseman on the roster.

Lightning agree to terms with defenseman Ian Cole: report

BRANDON — The Lightning’s first move of free agency was shoring up their revamped blue line, reportedly agreeing to terms with defenseman lan Cole on Wednesday. Cole, 33, agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal, according to the Daily Faceoff. With Ryan McDonagh traded to Nashville, the acquisition...

Molinari One-Timers: Penguins Thoughts, Headshots, and Ian Cole?

Jake Guentzel scored eight goals in seven games for the Pittsburgh Penguins during Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Their stay in the postseason ended abruptly when the New York Rangers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in that series by winning three games in a row, however, and no fewer than 92 forwards around the league have gone on to appear in more games this spring than Guentzel did.

Canes defenseman Ian Cole: 'We're gonna win this series'

New York — The loss in Game 3 didn't the deter the confidence of the Carolina Hurricanes in their second-round series against the New York Rangers. At least that was the implication from defenseman Ian Cole, who spoke with conviction while answering questions from the media on Tuesday, just hours away from Game 4.

Ian Cole scores OT Winner as Hurricanes take game one

This was a back and forth game that could have gone either way, but in the end, it was the Hurricanes that prevailed as their newest hero is Ian Cole fired home the overtime winner to ensure the Canes open the series with a win. It must be said that this was far from being a convincing performance for the team, but I don’t care if they don’t look great as long as they win.
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Hurricanes' Ian Cole: Notches overtime winner

Cole scored a goal on his lone shot in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers in Game 1. Cole's first goal in the postseason was a big one, as he scored the overtime winner after his shot deflected off Ryan Lindgren's stick and past Igor Shesterkin. The 33-year-old defenseman now has a goal and an assist in the playoffs after logging 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in the regular season. Cole is known more for his physical play and won't likely provide much offense going forward on Carolina's third pairing.