Ian Cole D PIT 2 weeks ago

Cole collected a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Colorado on Thursday.

Ian Cole D PIT 3 weeks ago

Cole collected his first assist Saturday but remains inconsistent as part of a No. 1 pairing with Kris Letang.

Ian Cole D PIT 1 month ago

Cole has zero points and a minus-5 rating in nine games despite skating on the team's first pairing with Kris Letang.

Ian Cole D PIT 1 month ago

Cole has yet to collect a point despite playing with Kris Letang as part of Pittsburgh's top defensive pairing.

Ian Cole D PIT 2 months ago

Cole is expected to skate with Kris Letang as part of the top defensive pairing for the Penguins, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cole collected a goal and eight ...

Ian Cole D PIT 2 months ago

Cole has played fairly well during training camp and appears set to serve on the Pens' second defensive unit.

Ian Cole D PIT 5 months ago

Cole re-signed Monday with the Penguins to a three-year, $6.3 million contract, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The Penguins' acquisition of Cole on March 2 was one of quieter moves of trade deadline day, but it proved to be a vital one for Pittsburgh. With the team down several key defensemen due to injury late in the season, Cole came through in a big way, accruing seven points in a seven-game stretch from March 26 through April 7. The Pens' blue-line ranks should be healthier heading into 2015-16, but Cole likely solidified himself as a regular member of the team's second or third pairing due to his play.

Ian Cole D PIT 7 months ago

Cole set up the Penguins' only goal in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Rangers.

Injuries to Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, Christian Ehrhoff, and Derrick Pouliot have left Cole as the Pens' top offensive threat from the blue line, and to his credit, he's been able to answer the bell thus far. Cole has recorded an assist in two straight games and has a goal and eight assists over his last 12 games, dating back to March 26.

Ian Cole D PIT 8 months ago

Cole extended his assist streak to five games Tuesday night against the Senators.

The defenseman has scored one goal and six assists in his last seven contests. There's no reason to think he'll cool off, especially with Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff out of the lineup. The Pens used him on their top PP unit after Derrick Pouliot left Tuesday's tilt, another sign of his increased role.

Ian Cole D PIT 8 months ago

Cole tallied two assists against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, giving him five points (1G, 4A) in his last five games.

With Kris Letang (concussion) sidelined, Cole represents Pittsburgh's best offensive threat from the blue line right now. He's worth a waiver grab over the last week of the regular season.