Cohen, 25, played the last two-plus seasons for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League after signing a two-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche. In 116 games with the Monsters, the Schaumburg, Illinois native tallied five goals and added 16 assists for 21 points.
“His size and experience is what sticks out right away,” O’Dette said. “He’s a strong guy who works the walls and front of the net very well. It’s difficult to get the puck away from him. He’s been at the next level, is hungry to do all he can to get back there, and can show some of our guys what it takes.”
Prior to turning pro, the 6’3″, 230 lbs. winger played four seasons at Boston University where his scoring output improved each year. The highlight of his collegiate career came in 2008-09 when he won the team’s Most Improved Player award and helped the Terriers to a national title. In the title game, Cohen scored a momentum-changing goal with under one minute remaining to help complete an improbable Terrier comeback against Miami University.
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The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with inflatables, games, and more out on the plaza in front of Rabobank Arena. In addition, the first 2,000 children, 12 & under, will receive a LA Kings Stanley Cup Champion pennant to hang on their wall. For more information or to reserve your group for opening night, please call 324-PUCK (7825).