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Andrew Cogliano's Stanley Cup Day

Andrew Cogliano sits in the backyard of his parents’ house in Woodbridge, Ontario, sipping his morning coffee while jotting down the names and respective teams engraved on the Stanley Cup rings , which is located on the patio table.

This example is one of the few quiet moments that Cogliano had on that crowded Friday, August 26, his designated day with the Cup, most of the time All shared with his home community. The day has long been awaited for the 35-year-old veteran. Coliano had no shortage of sacrifices in his personal journey to lift the Stanley Cup, but his trust in the process and unwavering work ethic remained consistent throughout his impressive NHL career – even until he got the trophy the day for himself. Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Just enjoy the view! #StanleyCup winner Andrew Cogliano had a quiet moment at home. @Avalanche @nhl @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/IBH5oJkQPP “Honestly, he was skating yesterday,” said Coliano’s brother Matthew. “I was like, ‘You’re skating? But you’re getting a trophy tomorrow!’ He was like, ‘I have to go skating.’ That’s who he is. That’s why he’s so successful. He’s just the hardest working guy. He’s a quiet guy. We’re happy for him, we’re proud of him. Yesterday, it was just another day at the rink for him.” Coliano in the 2005 NHL draft He first entered the league in 2007 after being selected by the Edmonton Oilers with the 25th overall pick. The two-way forward will stay with the Oilers until 2011, when he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in July while Edmonton was rebuilding. With the Ducks, Cogliano played the majority of his career and had eight straight seasons starting from 2011-19. He gained valuable playoff experience as Anaheim made deep runs in the Stanley Cup, including two Western Conference finals in 2015 and 2017. In January 2019, Cogliano was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he will continue to play for the organization through 2021. With the Stars, Coliano further cemented his Ironman streak, finishing fourth on the NHL’s list of most consecutive games played, but his streak ended in January 2018 after being suspended for two games. On the 14th, it ended with 830 games. His 830-game streak still ranks seventh in NHL history, a testament to his preparation and drive. After the COVID-19 Pandemic – Suspended March 12, 2020, followed by a postseason resumption in a “bubble setup” – Coliano and the Stars advance 2020 Stanley Cup Finals, but heartbroken because they lost to the eventual champions in six games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coliano is back in California at the start of the 2021-22 season, this time with the San Jose Sharks, where he will hit the trade deadline, making him an avalanche in April Prepare to be a champion. Coliano fits perfectly into Colorado’s roster, where he plays a vital check-in role and provides the team with versatility to play at center or on the wing. He even underwent surgery on a broken finger, and he played in the Western Conference finals against his former club Edmonton, but only missed four games in Tampa Bay’s Stanley Cup final against the two-time defending champs. After an exciting six-game series, the Avalanche came out victorious. Cogliano’s name will be forever etched with the Colorado Avalanche’s 2021-22 Stanley Cup champions. “It’s been a long time, and this is what every player has been working on,” Matthew said. “I’m happy for him. He deserves it. At the end of his career, about 15 or 16 years. I hope he gets one. I’m happy for him because he deserves it – all the players do Doing that – but especially with the amount of work he put into it. It’s a great achievement for him.” After lifting Lord Stanley and forming a lifelong bond with his fairly new teammates – Having only joined Colorado in April of the year before their June title – Coliano spent his day in his hometown of Woodbridge, Ontario and the surrounding area of ​​Vaughan, which has a predominantly Italian population. The weekend before August 20, he also went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he celebrated with Captain Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog Nathan MacKinnon ‘s respective days at the Stanley Cup. But for Coliano, when it became his appointed day, he emphasized sharing widely with the community where his hockey career began. “It wasn’t easy to plan, but it was fun,” Cogliano said. “You drink your coffee and really enjoy [drinking it]. Then, it’s an action-packed, but those are memories you’ll always have. Just being around [my teammates], with my kids, having They take pictures with it and those are things they will always remember. Ultimately, giving people a chance to see it. I think people in my community will remember this day for the rest of their lives.” From 10am to 2pm, Cogliano brought the trophy to his former youth hockey rink at the Al Palladini Community Centre. There, throughout the four-hour period, he and his family selected a steady stream of victims from close friends, extended family and current members of the Vaughan Kings, Vaughan Panthers and Vaughan Rangers minor hockey teams. Inviters, take a look at the Stanley Cup and take a photo with Cogliano. At 2pm, Cogliano, his brother Matthew, his mother Teresa and his father Carmen all set off in the Vaughn firetruck to escort the Cogliano family and Cup to their next destination. Carmen explained that the firetruck was inspired by the Avalanche Parade, where players and their families travel through downtown Denver in a local fire truck. Cogliano’s youngest daughters, Lottie and Olive, loved the experience, so they were surprised to see the crimson vehicle up close again. Cogliano’s next stop is of his own choosing and is keen to host a cup for people with developmental disabilities at the Meta Centre. There, Cogliano and the cup – were displayed on a table with a hockey field in the background and photographed. After that visit, the Coglianos returned home and Oliver ran out to greet her father and the firetruck. With a brief downtime, Cogliano was able to stop and enjoy watching his two daughters and wife Ellie play in the backyard pool while the trophy was on the brink. But even that moment was short-lived, as a line of neighbors lined the front yard, waiting for a chance to see the Cup and Cogliano. “There are a lot of people who grew up with us,” Matthew said. “All my friends, his friends, my parents’ friends, people we know, you want to give them an experience too. It’s about him, but it’s also about everyone from Woodbridge. We’re very Delighted to share it with some in the community.” After an action-packed day, Cogliano finally provided members of his home community with the experience of a lifetime, with close friends, family and even Teammates MacKinnon and Landeskog had a quieter, more casual evening together as they were throwing a party. For Cogliano, the day was a fitting celebration as he ensured that others had the opportunity to experience the iconic trophy and allowed him to achieve incredible feats despite his and his family have made all the sacrifices. Your own journey as a player. Fortunately, after a short offseason with Colorado on a one-year extension, Coliano will remain with the Avalanche to defend their Stanley Cup title this upcoming season. “Over time, you start to feel the importance of trophies,” Cogliano said. “The most important thing is that you really understand that you’re going to have great memories and cherish a lot of relationships with the players on the team. When you win, they’ll always be there. That’s the most important thing for me from now on, we How close it has become as a team and one-on-one. Even from today, I’m well aware of the importance and meaning of winning the Stanley Cup. You really understand how people feel about it and how special it is .For me, it’s so cool to do this and bring it back to my hometown.”



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