Ducks Sign Cogliano.

The Anaheim Ducks have avoided salary arbitration with recently-acquired forward Andrew Cogliano, re-signing him to a three-year deal. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports via Twitter Cogliano will receive $2.15 million next season, $2.350 million in 2012-13, and $2.670 million in 2013-14.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s a grand total of $7.17 million, for an average cap hit of $2.39 million per season. Nice little raise for Cogliano, who earned $1 million last season on a one-year contract. 



  1. Ya, there is no way the Oilers were going to pay that. I was thinking 1.5 for one or two years. Good luck Cogs, you were a fave of mine for a while.

  2. $ 2.39 Million Average For 3 years + giving up a 2nd round pick, Murray must have found a decoder ring or magic glasses in his cereal box that allows him to see into the future as no one else sees this as a good deal

  3. Holy overpayment, Batman.

  4. It’s an overpayment in a vacuum, but when you factor in how crazy the FA market has been this year, it’s not all that bad. It’s certainly not high enough to handcuff them.

  5. If you honestly look at it, it is way better than what Joel Ward got in his overpayment. Not to bad for a guy who hasnt missed a gmae in the NHL and puts up more numbers than Joel Ward.

  6. Flash in the Pan, I am a big Ducks fan, but I dont like this signing. Other guys in the league at that price (Kulemin comes to mind becasue I live in Toronto) actually provide offense and/or defence. Cogliano provides speed and not much else. i would have rather seen them take that money and give it to Selanne.

  7. Kulemin’s not a great comparable because his current deal doesn’t take him out of restricted free agency. When players sign deals like that, they typically take below their real value (just like with the Alzner deal). I think Jason Chimera would be a better comparable, as a guy with great speed but limited offensive skill. He scores a bit less than Cogliano, and he was older when he signed his current 1.875M deal, so he had less upside. I think when you add in Cogliano’s extra offensive ability and his upside, this deal makes sense alongside Chimera’s.