DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Colby Cohen #36 of the Colorado Avalanche battles for position with David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center on November 9 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 4-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Final Grade: INC
Vitals: 6'2 / 200 / Age 22 / Shoot Right
Drafted by Colorado, 2nd round (45th) of 2007 draft
Linemates: Liles (3gp)
Avs with Cohen in the lineup: 2-1-0 (.800 pt %) 4.0 GF 1.66 GA
Ice Time (with Avalanche)
- TTOI 17:44 (13th)
- EV 13:33 (14th)
- PK 1:42 (10th)
- PP 2:28 (4th)
Career Highlights: Cohen made his NHL debut. And stuff.
Report: With plenty of Avs fans already suffering from a case of "oh god oh god oh god how did we let Johnny Boychuk get away" and being forced to watch him be on the ice for a GWG against in the Stanley Cup Finals, the big worry here is we let another bottom pairing defenseman slip through our fingers with nary a quality return. Colby Cohen appeared in 3 games for the Avalanche and showed some fight but not the slap shot we all had come to expect from reading his scouting reports over and over. He was always "the other prospect" with Shattenkirk around and his trade from the team came as a bit of a shock. Fairly easily supplanted in the pipeline by Stefan Elliott, I wish Cohen the best in Boston and hope he and Boychuk soon share a blue line in front of Tim Thomas so Avs fans can keep finding new things to cry about. The biggest disappointment about Cohen's tenure in Colorado is that his departure meant Avs fans had to sit through the Matt Hunwick Era.
Fun Fact: In case you are curious, Cohen is Jewish.
2010 Cap Hit: $875,000
2011 Status: He, uh, doesn't work here anymore.
Outlook for Next Season: Cohen got some nice experience practicing with the Bruins through their Cup run. It's still kind of hard for us to swallow that the top two picks from our 2007 draft - BU teammates Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk - were both dealt away this year.
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