#28 Ian Cole
Earned three monograms in his three seasons at Notre Dame … one of the top defensemen in college hockey during his career … selected in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 18th overall by the St. Louis Blues as St. Louis traded up to draft him … highest any Notre Dame player has ever been selected … signed with the Blues following the 2009-10 college season … played for their top AHL farm team in Peoria for the remainder of the season … was a first team all-CCHA selection and first team West AHCA/Reebok All-American in 2008-09 … first Irish defenseman to take All-America honors since Benoit Cotnoir `99 during the 1998-99 campaign … tied for fifth on the team in scoring and third among Irish defense- men in `09-[apos]10 … had three goals and 16 assists for 19 points in 30 games … played in 111 games in three seasons with 17 goals and 48 assists for 65 points … had eight power-play goals and five game winners in his career.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 30 of team[apos]s 38 games during the 2009-10 campaign … had three goals and 16 assists for 19 points … tied for team lead with 22 penalties for 55 minutes … had one power-play goal and one game winner … missed eight games during the season due to injuries … picked up eight assists over the first 14 games before getting his first goal of the year, the game winner with 2.4 seconds left in overtime in a 2-1 win over Bowling Green (Nov. 27) … was injured in first game of Miami series (Dec. 4) and missed the next three games before returning to action at the Shillelagh Tournament where he recorded assists in games versus Colgate and North Dakota (Jan. 2-3) to start a six-game point streak (2g, 4a) … scored one goal in each game of weekend series with Ferris State (Jan. 9-10) and added assists in win and tie with Michigan State (Jan. 15-16) … was injured for second time in first game of series at Lake Superior State (Jan. 22) and was out of the lineup until Feb. 19 at Bowling Green, missing five games … returned to pick up a pair of assists in 4-3 loss to the Falcons … closed the year with assists in each game of CCHA playoff series at Ohio State … had two assists in two postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 38 of the team[apos]s 40 games, finishing seventh in team scoring and first among defensemen … had six goals and 20 assists for 26 points … scored three goals on the power play and chipped in a pair of game winners … led Notre Dame with 29 penalties for 58 minutes … was a team-best +15 on the year … turned in a four-point weekend to start the season versus Sacred Heart … assisted on one goal in the 3-0 home- opening win on Oct. 17 … followed with a three-point night (1g, 2a) in 7-0 win … fast start earned him CCHA defenseman of the week honors for the week ending Oct. 19 … started a four-game point streak (2g, 2a) on Oct. 25 in 3-2 loss to Miami, scoring his second goal of the season … had an assist in 3-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 31) and followed that with a game-winning tally on Nov. 1 in 4-2 victory … closed the streak with an assist in Notre Dame[apos]s 4-1 win at Boston College (Nov 7) … held off the scoresheet for seven straight games before notching a pair of assists in wins over Ferris State (Dec. 5-6), 3-1 and 1-0 … closed the first half of the season with an assist in Dec. 13, 4-3 win over Bowling Green … along with fellow defenseman Teddy Ruth, joined Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ont., helping squad to a fifth-place finish … scored two goals with two assists for four points in six games with a pair of power-play goals and four penalty minutes … rejoined the Notre Dame lineup on Jan. 9 for Alaska series … recorded second, three-point game of the season with a goal and two assists in 4-3 overtime win at Ohio State … turned in a career-high four-point game (2g, 2a) in 9-5 Irish win over Northern Michigan on Feb. 13 … both goals came on the power play and one was a game winner … added an assist for a five-point weekend in 5-2 win over Wildcats on Feb. 14 … had four assists in the CCHA playoffs with one in 2-1 semifinal win over Northern and two in the CCHA title game versus Michigan … was selected to the CCHA all- tournament team for his play … in five postseason games had no goals and four assists for four points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 43 games with eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points … eight goals led all Irish defensemen … had four power-play goals and two game winners … had 20 penalties, resulting in 40 minutes of penalty time … was -7 for the year … was an honorable mention CCHA all-rookie selection … selected CCHA rookie of the month for March and April … first collegiate goal came on Nov. 23 when he scored from the slot versus Alabama-Huntsville in the first round of the Rensselaer Holiday Tournament … scored first career power-play goal in 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Dec. 1) … missed four games while playing for U.S. Junior National Team (Dec. 26-Jan. 5) … third goal of the year was the game winner in a 4-1 victory at Bowling Green (Jan. 26) … gave the Irish a 1-0 lead with his second power-play goal in the 2-2 tie with Ferris State (Feb. 9) … had first multiple-point game of career by assisting on both goals in a 2-2 tie with Ohio State (Feb. 23) … had second two-assist night in regular- season finale versus Western Michigan (March 1) … keyed Notre Dame[apos]s 6-3 win over Ferris State in game two of second round series with a career-high, three-point game (2g, 1a) as the Irish evened the series with a 6-3 win …scored the game winner on the power play the following night in a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs to send the Irish to Detroit and the CCHA semifinals … fourth power-play goal came in first period to tie game 1-1 versus New Hampshire on the way to a 7-3 victory in the semifinal game of the NCAA West Regional … had a pair of assists in the Frozen Four with one against Michigan and one versus Boston College … in nine postseason games had four goals and three assists for seven points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Made second appearance with U.S. Junior National team at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ont. … had two goals and two assists for four points with four penalty minutes … both goals were power-play markers … made first appearance in the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic … played in all six games with five shots on goal and six penalty minutes … member of U.S. Under-18 Team in `06-[apos]07, scoring four goals and 16 assists for 20 points and 50 penalty minutes in 49 games … selected one of Team USA[apos]s top three players at the Under-18 World Championships in April of 2007 … spent `05-[apos]06 with the U.S. Under-17 team where he had four goals and 12 assists for 16 points and 103 penalty minutes in 70 games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Program … played his midget hockey with Detroit Victory Honda Midget AAA … had 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points in 60 games during his final sea- son of midget major hockey in 2004-05 … full name is Ian Douglas Cole … son of Doug and Connie Cole … has one sister … born February 21, 1989 in Ann Arbor … psychology major in Notre Dame[apos]s College of Arts and Letters.
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