Oilers; Cogliano Agree on Contract

Sophomore icer Andrew Cogliano has agreed to terms on an entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility at Michigan. Cogliano was the No. 25 pick in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In 77 games as a Wolverine, Cogliano tallied 36 goals and 42 assists. He's the second Wolverine to sign this summer.

University of Michigan sophomore center Andrew Cogliano has reached agreement on an entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday afternoon according to a press release issued by the NHL organization.

Cogliano, expected to center the Wolverines top line as a junior this upcoming season, finishes his Michigan career with 78 points in 77 games. As a sophomore last season, the would-have-been alternate captain exploded onto the national scene with career highs in both goals (24) and assists (26).

As a result of his efforts, Cogliano was selected as honorable mention in the CCHA and finished in the top 10 in the nation in both points and goals.

"We are extremely pleased with Andrew's decision to turn pro and we feel he's ready to move up to the next level. Our scouting staff has watched Andrew closely since we drafted him two years ago and we believe he has the ability to become a great player for the Edmonton Oilers," said Edmonton Oilers General Manager Kevin Lowe.

Cogliano joins sophomore Jack Johnson as the second Wolverine to sign away remaining eligibility.

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