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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
33-12-11 77
36-15-4 76
30-16-8 68
30-22-5 65
29-20-6 64
24-27-4 52
22-25-8 52
23-27-2 48

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 2 0 06:48 0

Top Cole Koepke News

  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Dropped to minors

    Koepke was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Monday.

    Koepke has two assists, seven shots on goal and 16 hits in eight outings with the Lightning this season. He also has three goals and three helpers over 11 AHL contests during the 2023-24 campaign. If Steven Stamkos (illness) isn't ready to return Tuesday versus Vancouver, Austin Watson could re-enter the lineup.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Back in NHL

    Koepke was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Saturday.

    Koepke had one goal and 32 hits in 17 games with the Lightning last season. He picked up three goals and three assists in 11 AHL contests this campaign prior to being called up to the big club. If Anthony Cirelli (upper body) can't play Saturday versus Edmonton, Koepke could make his season debut with Tampa Bay.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Re-signed by Lightning

    Koepke, who was eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer, inked a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

    Koepke posted one goal in 17 games with the Lightning in 2022-23. He also contributed seven goals and 19 points in 52 contests with AHL Syracuse. The 25-year-old will likely start the 2023-24 campaign in the minors, but he might be summoned by the big club during the season as an injury replacement.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Dropped to AHL

    Koepke was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

    This move indicates that Anthony Cirelli (shoulder) will likely be activated to make his season debut Saturday against Toronto. Koepke scored one goal and posted a minus-5 rating through 17 games before his demotion.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Back in action

    Koepke (undisclosed) was activated off injured reserve for Monday's tilt with Buffalo, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Koepke missed the last three games while stuck on injured reserve. He has just one goal while averaging 9:09 of ice time through 15 games. The 24-year-old will jump back into a bottom-six role Monday.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Lands on IR

    Koepke (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Koepke missed his third straight game Friday and he's reportedly getting closer to a return. It's unclear if he'll get back in the lineup at some point during the Lightning's upcoming three-game road trip. The 24-year-old has one goal through 15 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Out again Monday

    Koepke (undisclosed) will not suit up Monday against Boston, per the NHL's media site.

    Koepke will miss his second straight game Monday and it's still unclear what he's dealing with. His next chance to play will be Friday against the Blues, but in his absence, the Lightning will dress seven forwards.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Will miss Saturday's contest

    Koepke (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday versus Nashville, per Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

    Koepke couldn't finish Thursday's game because of the injury. He has a goal in 15 games while averaging 9:09 of ice time this season. When Koepke's healthy, he'll likely serve in a primarily fourth-line role.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Departs late in Thursday's contest

    Koepke (undisclosed) was unable to finish Thursday's game versus the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

    Head coach Jon Cooper said a couple of guys were banged up after the game, with Koepke's absence late in the third period suggesting he's among those players. The rookie forward's status should be clarified prior to Saturday's contest in Nashville.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Secures first NHL tally

    Koepke scored a milestone goal and delivered a team-high five hits during Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Capitals.

    Koepke, a rookie, is slowly earning more ice time. The 2018 sixth-round draft pick opened the season with 7:51 against the Rangers on Oct. 11. Six appearances later, he broke the 10-minute barrier against the Sharks on Oct. 29. During his 13th outing Sunday, Koepke scored his first goal while skating a season-high 12:14.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Still waiting on first NHL point

    Koepke remains without a point after 10 games of the season.

    Koepke is averaging 8:34 per game and is minus-3 with 16 hits, nine shots and three blocked shots. He's a sturdy fourth-line winger that doesn't move the fantasy needle.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: Makes NHL team

    Koepke will be assigned to the AHL for cap purposes but will be recalled prior to Opening Night, per Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site.

    Koepke had a solid 2021-22 season with AHL Syracuse, logging 39 points (20 goals, 19 assists) in 69 games. The 24-year-old rookie will make his NHL debut in a bottom-six role on a talented Tampa Bay team and could have some value in deeper leagues.

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  • Lightning's Cole Koepke: May have inside track to NHL job

    Koepke may have the inside track to fill the open spot on the Lightning's forward corps, reports The Athletic.

    Koepke, who got off to a rough start in the AHL last season, became one of Syracuse's best players by season's end. He was rewarded with a role as a Black Ace through the NHL postseason. Koepke likely wouldn't get much power-play time, but if he earns the gig he could see regular minutes while Anthony Cirelli (shoulder) is sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 196 lbs
Birthplace: Two Harbors, MN
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left