Colby Cohen

Russ Bitely




Colby Cohen, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 215

Born: 1989-4-25

Hometown: Villanova, PA

Drafted: 2007 2nd round 45th overall – Colorado Avalanche







February 2012 – Cohen honed his game the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program as well as time in the USHL with Lincoln Stars before spending three years at Boston University. His most notable goal came for the Terriers as he scored the game winning OT goal in April 2009 to win an NCAA Championship. He was traded last year to Bruins from Avs organization and currently in second pro season. Has yet to show his offensive upside even in the AHL.


Fantasy Outlook: C-

Cohen is an offensive defenseman with strengths of being a puck moving D-man with a heavy shot.



Colby Cohen wins NCAA National Championship game in OT for Boston University in April 2009:




Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR’s released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):


2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:

Yes, Hobey Baker winner Matt Gilroy was the talk of the hockey world. A 24-year-old senior with Boston University, the 6’2, 195 lbs rearguard potted 36 points in just 44 games. Some have called him a future franchise defenseman. Now stats aren’t everything, but what does one make of a 19-year-old defenseman who had just five fewer points on the same team? Unlike the overnight surprise that has been Gilroy, Colby Cohen’s calling card has always been offense, offense, offense. As a 17-year-old with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL, Cohen enjoyed one of the greatest offensive seasons by a defenseman period, registering 60 points in 53 contests. However, (major) concerns over attitude, muscle and defensive aptitude caused him to drop to 45th overall and the Avs. While Cohen still has a lot learn on the defensive side of the game, his 6’2, 200 lbs frame is no longer a cause for concern and he’s become a willing and capable teammate. Three to four years away.


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Colby Cohen statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Alexander Suzdalev 7.5 7.0
Ryan Leonard 9.0 9.5
Aku Koskenvuo 6.0 3.0
Zachary Bolduc 7.5 7.5
Will Cranley 3.5 3.0
Maxime Lajoie 4.5 8.0
Redmond Savage 5.0 6.0
Topi Rönni 6.5 6.5
Martin Pospisil 5.0 8.5
Hunter Brzustewicz 7.5 8.5