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Who wore it best: No. 28, Ian Cole

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Welcome to our series on who wore each number best for the Penguins.

The idea is being openly borrowed from our new hockey writer, Cody Tucker, and his project at the Lansing State Journal covering all the uniform numbers worn through Michigan State football history, one that’s been well received by their readers and prompted heavy discussion and debate.

Under the organization of Taylor Haase, and following the voting of a big chunk of our staff, we’ll publish one new one each day until completion, which should be right around the start of training camp.

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Name: Ian Cole
Number: 28
Position: Defenseman
Born: February 21, 1989, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Seasons with Penguins: 2014-18
Statistics with Penguins: 218 regular-season games, 9 goals, 50 assists, 443 even-strength blocks, 386 even-strength hits; 54 games, 1 goal, 13 assists, 127 even-strength blocks, 98 even-strength hits in playoffs

[caption id="attachment_666995" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ian Cole, warrior, back at work not long after blocking a shot with his face. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

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