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Jared Cowen | Defenseman | #32

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 238
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / OTT
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The Colorado Avalanche have released Jared Cowen from his tryout offer.
Cowen had four assists in 37 games with Ottawa last season. The 26-year-old has 249 NHL games worth of experience on his resume. Sep 27 - 5:39 PM

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Jared Cowen chose to accept a PTO with Colorado over other teams because he sees an opportunity with the Avalanche.

"I had few offers to select from, and the opportunity here — I know it’s not what they want, but good for me — there’s an opportunity to make the squad after not playing last year. I’m happy about that," Cowen said. The 26-year-old defenseman is trying to work his way back into the NHL after not playing at all last season. He has 15 goals and 46 points in 249 career games. Colorado only has three defensemen signed to one-way contracts, not counting RFA Nikita Zadorov, so there certainly are openings to compete for.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 7 - 10:27 AM

Jared Cowen will attend Colorado Avalanche on a pro tryout.

Cowen was out of the league last year after being bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs. His hip has been a problem in the past, but it sounds like he'll be healthy enough to participate in training camp. The Avalanche were the worst team in the NHL last year, which means there's a chance Cowen could crack the roster. Either way, he won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Aug 29 - 11:49 AM

The Maple Leafs won their arbitration case against Jared Cowen, so he will remain bought out by the team.

According to CapFriendly, Toronto will maintain a $650,000 cap credit this season and have $750,000 against their cap next season. The win also keeps the Leafs' at 48 contracts.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:42:00 PM

A ruling on Jared Cowen's grievance hearing is due by Dec. 7.

If Cowen wins then he will get his $4.5 million salary, but if he loses then he will receive $750,000 this year and $750,000 next year as part of the buyout. In that situation, the Leafs would go from getting a $650,000 credit to taking a $3.5 million cap hit.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Jared Cowen's grievance hearing began in New York City Wednesday.

There isn't a timetable set for a decision, but it does carry big implications for the Maple Leafs and Cowen. If the defenseman wins then Toronto goes from getting a $650,000 credit to taking a $3.5 million cap hit.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Jared Cowen has been bought out as far as Toronto and the NHL are concerned, but he has a grievance hearing with independent arbitrator scheduled for Oct. 19.

If he wins his arbitration then he will get his $4.5 million salary, but if he loses then he will receive $750,000 this year and $750,000 next year as part of the buyout. Cowen underwent hip surgery after he was initially bought out, so he is unlikely to be ready to play until February.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:03:00 PM

Jared Cowen's buyout is being held up because of an injury concern.

He is apparently still dealing with the lingering effects from his 2012 hip surgery and he underwent another procedure after the season on a doctor's recommendation. However, before that he was cleared to play in the AHL. Injured players cannot be bought out without the player's agreement and an arbitrator will decide on the situation.
Source: TSN.ca
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Despite being placed on waivers, Jared Cowen was not bought out by the Maple Leafs before the first buyout deadline passed.

Bob McKenzie speculates the reason is that Cowen is not healthy, and players cannot be bought out while injured. Both Toronto and Cowen's representatives are refusing to comment on the situation, and the NHLPA is believed to be involved.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:34:00 PM

Jared Cowen has successfully cleared waivers.

That will allow Toronto to buyout Cowen's contract. He would have come with a $3.1 million cap hit in 2016-17, but instead Toronto will be charged a cap hit of $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Jared Cowen has been placed on waivers by Toronto.

The Maple Leafs will buy out the final year of his contract. Cowen didn't see any action with Toronto after he was acquired from Ottawa in the Dion Phaneuf trade.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Toronto may get teams interested in acquiring Jared Cowen now that the buyout window is open.

If Cowen is bought out of the final year of his contract then the team will have a rare $650,000 salary-cap credit for next season. That could help teams that have to cover potential overage penalties going into 2016-17.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Jared Cowen has been granted permission to talk with other teams now, according to Damien Cox of Sportsnet.

Cowen has been sent home and his contract, a $3.1 million cap hit through 2016-17, will be bought out this offseason. He had four assists with the Senators, and never played with Toronto since being acquired in the Dion Phaneuf trade.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Jared Cowen isn't listed on Toronto's active roster and he won't play again this season.

The Leafs intend to buy him out in the summer. He has an unusual contract anomaly that will gives them a salary cap credit of $650,000 for next season.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Per Damien Cox, "expect Jared Cowen to be dealt by the Leafs by Monday."

Well, certainly anything is possible as the Maple Leafs continue to gather as many young assets and draft picks as they can manage. Though it's clear that other teams value Cowen much more highly than the Leafs do, which is potentially very good news for him and his career.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 09:15:00 PM

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