The Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) announced today that Andrew Cogliano has been selected as the Ducks’ nominee for the 2012-13 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton Trophy is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner will be selected at the end of the regular season by the full PHWA’s 30 chapters.
Cogliano, 25 (6/14/87), has scored 12-10=22 points with a +14 rating and four penalty minutes (PIM) in 46 contests. The Toronto, Ontario native has not missed a single contest in his six-year career, having appeared in 456 consecutive games since his 2007-08 NHL debut. The streak ranks third on the NHL’s active iron man list, behind just St. Louis’ Jay Bouwmeester (633) and Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin (627).