The Anaheim Ducks made a very smart move and signed Andrew Cogliano to a four-year $12 million contract extension.
The day he got the extension, Cogs played his 500th consecutive game since his career began. He also scored his 13th goal of the season that night at home against the Edmonton Oilers, the team that traded him.
About the extension, Cogliano said:
"You can always go test free agency, there might be better deals out there, but Anaheim's the place I wanted to be. They traded for me, believed in me, gave me a good situation. I'm unbelievably happy to be here. We're a great team, in first place, great bunch of guys in the room, with a great coach who has shown a lot of trust in me and made me the player I am today. So there really is no reason for me to look at any offers, any other teams. Because I have a place here I enjoy being. There's no other place I want to be."
That’s something an organization has to love hearing. Happy players means that they’ll play tough for both themselves and each other.
Cogliano is always a hard worker and comes to every game prepared. Ducks fans will be happy to have him staying.