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Andrew Cogliano has not missed a game in four NHL seasons. ((Dale MacMillan/Getty Images))

Edmonton's youth movement will continue without Andrew Cogliano, with the Oilers trading the forward to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

The Oilers will receive a second round pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft.

Cogliano said it will be tough to leave friends in Edmonton, but that he welcomes the new challenge.

 "I'm excited I’m coming to a team that plays in the playoffs, has great players and continually has great seasons," he told the Ducks website.

Cogliano is a restricted free agent who earned $1 million US last season. He will have an arbitration hearing later in the summer.

Cogliano, 24, spent four seasons with Edmonton, earning a career high 45 points in his 2007-08 rookie season. The Toronto native finished with 11 goals and 24 assists the past season, with three game-winning goals and a short-handed marker.

Cogliano has been the subject of trade rumours in the past two seasons, and became expendable with the injection into the lineup of young forwards like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi.

The five-foot-10 centre, who has not missed a game in four NHL seasons, was selected 25th overall in the 2005 draft.