34-Year-Old Right Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins
Tom Kostopoulos Contract Information:
Signed an AHL deal with the Penguins in September of 2013.
Kostopoulos was helped off the ice Monday after being punched in the face by the Islanders' Matt Martin, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
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Kostopoulos drew some attention following his jaw-breaking hit on Detroitís Brad Stuart last season. Known for his burly style of play, the 6-foot winger has carved out a niche as the resident tough guy in Calgary and will keep his fighting gloves for 2011-12. Any scoring will be considered a bonus as he's only produced 144 points (56 G, 88 A) in 534 career games.
Kostopoulos is a tireless role player who showcases amazing consistency from year to year. No. 19 played in all 82 games of 2009-10, finished second on the team in hits (160), and racked up his second consecutive year of 106 penalty minutes. Interestingly enough, Kosto has finished with exactly 22 points four times in his eight-year career. Given his excellent all-around game, he makes for a very sneaky fantasy pick in late rounds of fantasy drafts. At the very least, you know what you're getting from him.
Kostopoulos is adept at both creating and killing penalties. You might recall him playing for Montreal last season where he notched 22 points (8G, 14A) in 78 games. Now in Carolina, he figures to bring a great deal of energy to an already quick offense. He has a new contract that will pay him $700,000 this season, $950,000 in 2010-11; and heís tabbed to enter the final year of his contract bringing home a cool $1.1 million.
Kotsopoulos is a fourth-line grinder and banger who has no roto relevance.
Kotsopoulos is at best a fourth line grinder who will not have an offensive role with the Habs EVER.
Probably will make the team as a third-line winger, and tally about 30 points this season.
Put up some excellent numbers in the AHL last season, and is going to push for a spot on the roster coming out of camp. Probably will start camp with the Manchester Monarchs and be called up at some point during the season.