Colby Cohen
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 04/25/1989
DRAFTED: COL: 2007-45 overall
USHL Second All-Star Team (2007) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2009) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2009) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA East First All-American Team (2010) Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hunwick, November 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pori (Finland), June 26, 2013.
Named a Hockey East First Team All-Star after leading all Boston University defensemen with 30 points (14g/16a) in 36 games during his junior season…Earned a spot on the AHCA All-American East First Team and also garnered All-New England honors…Topped all Hockey East defensemen with 14
goals, the most by a BU defenseman since Dick Lamby recorded 15 in 1977-78…Cohen’s 14 tallies tied for second nationally among defenders…Led the Terriers in power-play goals (8) and game-winning goals (5)…His five game-winners ranked first among NCAA defensemen…Named the Hockey East Player of the Month for January after totaling 10 points (6g/4a) in seven games…Finished his three-year career at Boston University with 78 points (25g/53a) in 118 contests…Signed an entry level contract with the Avalanche on April 3 and reported to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters…Recorded one assist and nine penalty minutes in three games with Lake Erie. 2008-09: Scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship to give Boston University its fifth national title with a 4-3 win over Miami (Ohio) on April 11 in Washington, D.C.…Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team after collecting four points (1g/3a) in four games…Finished second among Hockey East defenders in scoring with 32 points (8g/24a) in 43 games…Recorded 20 of his points on the power play (6g/14a), tops among Hockey East defensemen…Finished third among league blueliners in conference scoring with 21 points (3g/18a) in 26 games. 2007-08: Registered 16 points (3g/13a) in 39 games during his freshman season at Boston University…Ranked third among Terrier defensemen in scoring. 2006-07: Led all USHL defensemen in scoring with 60 points (13g/47a) in 53 games for the Lincoln Stars…Also led all USHL backliners in assists…Finished second on the team in assists and was fourth in both points and penalty minutes (110). 2005-06: Was a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program…Competed for Team USA at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, winning a silver medal. Personal: He and fellow Avalanche draft choice Kevin Shattenkirk spent most of the past three seasons as defense partners at BU, and were also roommates during their freshmen year…Colby’s cousin, Jeremy Bloom, was a wide receiver for the University of Colorado football team and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles…Bloom also competed for Team USA in both the 2002 and 2006 Olympics as a freestyle skier.