Tom Kostopoulos
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 24/01/1979
BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: PIT: 1999-204 overall
Signed as a free agent by Manchester (AHL), July 12, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 1, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 14, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Carolina with Anton Babchuk for Ian White and Brett Sutter, November 17, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), January 23, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, March 5, 2013. Claimed on waivers by New Jersey from Pittsburgh, March 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), September 3, 2013.

Netted his first goal of the season on Nov.13 ... was leading the Hurricanes in PIMS (30) at the time of the trade on Nov.17 ... played his first game for the Flames on Nov.19 with three hits and one blocked shot ... scored his first goal as a Flame on Dec.7 ... scored his second goal on Dec.27 ... had a goal and an assist on Dec.31 ... played in his 500th career game on Jan.7 ... was suspended for six games from Jan.11-21 ... first game back was on Jan.22 in Vancouver ... scored his 5th goal of the season (game tying goal) on the power play Feb.16 ... scored his 6th goal on Mar.9 ... had a career high three points (2+1) and was a team high +3 on Mar.20

2009-10: Was the only player to play in all 82 of the Hurricanes’ games... was first on the team in penalty minutes (106) and hits (160) and first among Carolina forwards in blocked shots (50)... was part of the scoring play on three of Carolina’s seven short-handed goals (2g, 1a)... racked up 14 penalty minutes on Oct. 3 vs. BOS... scored his first goal with the Hurricanes - a short-handed, unassisted tally - vs. FLA on Oct. 9... registered a season-high seven hits in 15:27 of ice time vs. VAN on Dec. 5... had his first multi-point game with Carolina when he earned two assists at WSH on Dec. 11... notched his second short-handed goal of the season at NSH on Jan. 7... netted his fifth goal of the season and registered five hits vs. OTT on Jan. 10... earned his second multi-assist game of the season with a pair of helpers and was +2 at NYR on Jan. 27... earned two assists vs. CHI on Jan. 30... netted his eighth goal of the season vs. OTT on Mar. 4...

    Matched his career-high for points with 22 (8g, 14a) and established a new career-high in games played (78)... ranked second among Canadiens skaters in penalty minutes (106) and hits (167)... skated in all four postseason contests for the Canadiens, as Montreal was eliminated in four games by Boston... earned one assist and totaled four penalty minutes.

Led Montreal in short-handed goals (3) and penalty minutes (113)... scored his first goal for the Canadiens with a short-handed tally on November 1 vs. PHI... earned his second career “Gordie Howe hat trick” (goal, assist, fighting major) vs. BOS on Jan. 1... delivered a team-high 32 hits in March...

Established a career-high with 15 assists and matched his career-high in points with 22... Was second among LA Kings with 119 hits... voted by his teammates as the winner of the Ace Bailey Memorial award, given to the team’s most inspirational player... also voted by his teammates as the winner of the team’s Unsung Hero award...

Appeared in 76 games for Los Angeles, matching his career-high with 22 points... ranked third among Kings in penalty minutes (100)... ranked third among Kings skaters with 92 hits... ... registered a “Gordie Howe hat trick” vs. CHI on Nov. 2 with a goal, an assist and a fighting major... played his 100th NHL game vs. COL on Nov. 19...

Was third among Manchester Monarchs (AHL) skaters in scoring (71 points) in 64 games... finished second on the team in assists (46)... led all Manchester forwards with a (+30) rating, and led the team with eight game- winning goals...

Appeared in 60 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, finishing the season with career-highs in points (22) and goals (9)... averaged 14:25 of ice time per game for Pittsburgh... ranked fifth among Penguins with 67 penalty minutes... two of his nine goals came on the power-play and one was short-handed... had a career-high, four- game point streak (1+3) from Dec. 29 – Jan. 3... re-joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) for the Calder Cup Playoffs and led the team in postseason scoring with 23 points (7G, 16A) in 24 games as the Baby Pens advanced to the Calder Cup Finals before falling to Milwaukee...

Played in eight NHL games after being recalled to Pittsburgh on Jan. 9, earning one assist... returned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 26, and finished the season ranked second among Baby Pens skaters in scoring (63 points)... led the team in assists (42) and ranked second in goals (21) and penalty minutes (131)... had nine power-play goals and three game-winning goals... registered his first professional hat trick vs. Binghamton on Feb. 26... was named the sixth captain in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history on Mar. 14... had 18 multi-point efforts on the AHL level...

Split the season between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Pittsburgh, skating in 11 NHL games with the Penguins... made his NHL debut vs. OTT on Dec. 29, scoring his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot against Patrick Lalime... earned his first NHL assist at NYI on Jan. 3... led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in goals (27), points (53) and power-play goals (10), appearing in 70 games... was tied for first among Baby Pens with three game-winning goals and ranked second on the team with 26 assists... represented Canada at the 2002 AHL All-Star Classic... completed the season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s all-time leader in games played (226), goals (69), assists (94) and points (163)...

Ranked third among Wilkes- Barre/Scranton skaters in points (52)... was sixth on the team in goals (16) and tied for third on the team in assists (36)... ranked second among Baby Pens with a (+6) rating... had 12 points (3G, 9A) in 24 playoff games as WilkesBarre/Scranton advanced to the Calder Cup Finals before falling to Saint John in six games...1999-00: Completed his first professional season, spending the entire year with WilkesBarre/Scranton... ranked second on the team in goals (26), assists (32) and points (58)... had a four-assist game vs. Hershey.


Played in 196 career games with the London Knights of the OHL posting 162 points (64G, 98A) ... 1998-99: Led the Knights with 60 assists and ranked second on the team with 87 points, skating in 66 games... ranked first among Knights skaters in goals (19) and points (35) during the playoffs, leading London to the OHL Finals before falling to Belleville in seven games... 1997-98: Tallied 50 points (24G, 26A) in 66 games to help London capture the West division crown... ranked third among Knights skaters in goals (6) and fourth in points (10) during the OHL playoffs... 1996-97: Played his first season of junior hockey for London, totalling 13 goals, 12 assists and 67 penalty minutes in 64 games played.