Player Page

Ian Cole | Defenseman | #28

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (18) / STL
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Ian Cole played with some significant injuries during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
According to Penguins beat writer Josh Yohe, Cole sustained a broken hand and broken ribs early in the team's second-round series versus Washington. Cole had nine assists and logged nearly 19 minutes of ice time per match in 25 postseason outings en route to a Stanley Cup triumph. Jun 12 - 2:05 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Ian Cole contributed his seventh assist of the 2017 playoffs on Tuesday night.

He had the primary assist on Evgeni Malkin's seventh goal of the postseason in a 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Cole has chipped in two helpers in the last three matches. He has also amassed 51 blocked shots in 18 playoff matches this year.
May 24 - 8:50 AM

Ian Cole had eight blocked shots and one assist in Game 1 of Pittsburgh's second-round series against Washington.

He also dished out three hits in the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday night. Cole has been credited with 22 blocks in six playoff games.
Apr 29 - 10:13 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins blocked 18.8 shots per game during their first round series against Columbus.

The Penguins spread out that pain over a lot of players, but Ian Cole led the team with 14 blocks in five playoff games. Pittsburgh will be looking to get in front of a lot of shots again versus the dangerous Washington Capitals.
Apr 26 - 10:17 AM

Ian Cole will be rested on Sunday against the Rangers.

Through 81 games Cole registered five goals and 26 points along with 164 hits and 194 blocks.
Apr 9 - 7:22 PM

Ian Cole scored Pittsburgh's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus on Friday night.

He tied the game shortly after Ryan Murray gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead during the second period. Cole has four goals and 19 points along with a plus-21 rating in 57 games this campaign.
Feb 18 - 10:09 AM

Ian Cole is now the proud owner of a two-game point streak.

Cole picked up a goal and an assist, giving him two goals and seven points in 24 games this season. In case you're wondering, his career high is four goals and 12 points, and he just may surpass it.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Ian Cole has continued to play well in the postseason after he was in the doghouse for parts of the the regular season.

Cole was a healthy scratch for 11 games in late January and early February after he posted a minus-17 in his first 45 games. He is a plus-22 in 44 games since and has transformed into a much more reliable defender for the Penguins.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Ian Cole and Jeff Zatkoff will be scratched against the Islanders on Tuesday.

Cole was a great source of blocked shots earlier in the season, but his rates have dropped off. For the season he has seven points, 34 PIMS, 87 hits, and 90 blocks through 53 games. He can be a nice plug in a pinch, but there are more consistent vacuums out there.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Ian Cole will be in the lineup when the Penguins take on the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Cole has served as a healthy scratch in 11 each of Pittsburgh's last 11 contests, so expect him to be a little rusty.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Ian Cole will serve as a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

This will be his 10th consecutive as a healthy scratch. Cole has no goals and four assists in 45 games this season. Sergei Plotnikov will also watch the game from the press box.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Ian Cole and Sergei Plotnikov will each be scratched against the Hurricanes on Friday.

Through 45 games this season Cole has posted 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Not too shabby in the right league.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The 26-year-old was scratched in each of Pittsburgh's last five games. He has four assists and a minus-17 rating in 45 games this season. Sergei Plotnikov will join him in the press box.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Ian Cole and Sergei Plotnikov will each be scratched against the Panthers on Saturday night.

In 45 games this season Cole has accumulated 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Not too shabby for the defensive defender, however he hasn't played since Jan. 21st. Meanwhile, Plotnikov, who has 32 games to his credit, hasn't played since Jan. 6th.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Ian Cole will be scratched against Tampa Bay on Friday night after all.

Through 45 games this season, Cole has managed to put up some nice back end numbers with 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Though he hasn't played since Jan. 21st.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Greg McKegg
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Matt Hunwick
7Derrick Pouliot
8Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Antti Niemi
3Tristan Jarry