Two-game suspension ends Cogliano’s consecutive games played streak (VIDEO)
Not an ideal way to end a hard-earned NHL record.
Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has been suspended two games for his hit on Adrian Kempe of the LA Kings, the NHL Department of Player Safety said on Sunday.
With that, Cogliano’s streak of 830 consecutive games played has come to an close.
On Monday, Cogliano became emotional talking about the end of his iron man streak. Watch the video up top for more.
Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano suspended two games for interference on Los Angeles’ Adrian Kempe. https://t.co/RWJ9GN0LB8
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 14, 2018
It’s the fourth-longest iron man streak in NHL history. Doug Jarvis holds the record of 964. Florida defenseman Keith Yandle takes over the NHL’s longest active streak at 676.
Cogliano was suspended for an interference penalty against Los Angeles forward Adrian Kempe on Saturday night in the Ducks’ 4-2 victory. Cogliano hit Kempe after the Kings player released the puck, and was assessed a minor penalty for interference.
”In addition to the lateness of the hit, what elevates this check to merit supplemental discipline is the substantial head contact and the significant force,” the NHL said in its explanation video.
The Ducks beat the Kings 4-2 on Saturday.
Cogliano signed a three-year extension through the 2020-2021 season on Friday.
“I love it here. I love the organization, and I’m proud to be a Duck,” Cogliano said.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report
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