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Ian Cole | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: Notre Dame
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Ian Cole has been a healthy scratch four of St. Louis' past six games.
"It's no fun," said Cole. "But I'm just trying to go out and help the team when I get the opportunity, go out and win games, and not get scored on when I'm on the ice. That's the only thing that I'm thinking going forward." Cole got back into the lineup on Saturday after Petteri Lindbohm was returned to the minors. In 29 games this season, Cole has three goals, five points, 21 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating. Dec 22 - 1:48 PM

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Ian Cole and Magnus Paajarvi will be healthy scraches on Tuesday night against the Kings.

Cole may be a solid professional, and Paajarvi a talented one, neither have contributed much to make them viable fantasy options. Paajarvi especially has played just nine games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 16 - 7:44 PM

Ian Cole is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

The 25-year-old has three goals and four points for the Blues this season. Magnus Paajarvi and Chris Porter are also healthy scratches for the Blues.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 11 - 8:14 PM

Defenseman Ian Cole scored his second goal of the season but the St. Louis Blues weren't able to connect for any more in their 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago Wednesday night.

Cole's goal tied the game at 1-1 in the second period, but Chicago ended up running away with the game with three goals in the third period. Patrik Berglund and Steve Ott assisted on the Cole goal.
Dec 3 - 10:55 PM

Ian Cole will be looking to prove that he can be a regular in the Blues' top-six defense group this season.

St. Louis already has firm pairings among their top four, but he has a shot at earning a spot. "This is a real opportunity for Ian," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's paid his dues. He spent time in the minors. He's spent time as the seventh defenseman. He's matured as a person and as a player. It's his time." Cole will have to wrestle the sixth position from Jordan Leopold and Chris Butler at training camp. He played 46 games last season, where he recorded 11 points, 68 blocks and a plus-15 rating. "There’s an open spot, a regular shift. There’s everything there waiting for him, just step up and grab it."
Sep 1 - 12:01 PM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch agast Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

Carlo Colaiacovo will take his spot on the St. Louis blueline alongside Roman Polak. No fantasy ramifications here.
Mar 22 - 9:20 AM

Ian Cole scored a goal and added an assist for the Blues in Thursday's 2-1 win over Nashville.

It was a rare offensive outburst for the defensive-minded blueliner, as his point total has reached a whopping 10 on the season. Magnus Paajarvi also scored for the Blues in the win.
Mar 6 - 10:50 PM

Ian Cole will be back in the lineup Saturday night against the Ducks.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday night against the Kings. Jordan Leopold, who played in Cole's place against Los Angeles, will sit out against Anaheim Saturday.
Jan 18 - 1:51 PM

Ian Cole might be a healthy scratch Thursday night.

Jordan Leopold is expected to play against Los Angeles and if Cole sits then it will end a streak of 13 straight appearances for him.
Jan 16 - 12:26 PM

Ian Cole will get back into St. Louis' lineup Thursday night.

He served as a healthy scratch Monday. Cole has one goal and one assist in 13 games this season, to go with a plus-5 rating and 13 blocks.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Ian Cole scored in the NHL on Friday for the first time since Dec. 8, 2011.

Cole didn't want to celebrate the feat because the Blues still suffered a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. It's worth adding that he has found the back of the net in the AHL over the last two years. Either way, he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Ian Cole will fill in on St. Louis' back end, while Jordan Leopold is sidelined with a hand injury.

"He's a good player," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's really helped himself here by his attitude and everything. He's ready to go. I don't see us missing a beat." Cole has dressed in three games for the Blues this campaign, but he'll play much more now that Leopold is slated to miss at least two months.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Ian Cole played on Saturday after spending three games in the press box.

Cole had a plus-one rating in 13:43 minutes of playing time to help the Blues earn a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. He was put back into the lineup because Jordan Leopold sustained a hand injury.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Ian Cole will make his season debut on Friday.

Cole is entering the lineup because Barret Jackman is out with an upper-body injury. Cole had an assist in 15 games last season.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Ian Cole will get consideration for a roster spot with restricted free agent Alex Pietrangelo unsigned.

He will be competing with Ryan Whitney, who is attending Blues' training camp on a professional tryout offer. Cole has skated in 67 games with St. Louis over the last three seasons.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Patrik Berglund
5Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Joakim Lindstrom
4Steve Ott
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Porter
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Barret Jackman
6Chris Butler
7Ian Cole
G1Jake Allen
2Martin Brodeur
3Brian Elliott