|Assets:||Likes to play a north-south game and is strong along the wall. Defensively responsible, he's appreciated among teammates and is a good leader in the room.|
|Flaws:||Has limited scoring ability at the NHL level. While he's always willing to stick up for his teammates, his pugilistic skills are average (at best).|
|Career Potential:||Defensive energy winger and leader.|
|9/17/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/09/2013||Invited to training camp by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|9/03/2013||Signed by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|4/07/2013||Missed 2 games (head injury).|
|4/06/2013||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/06/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/05/2013||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/05/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year two-way contract.|
|1/23/2013||Signed by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|1/22/2011||Missed 6 games (suspension).|
|1/09/2011||Suspended by the NHL for six games.|
|11/17/2010||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/14/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Caolrina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.|
|11/16/2008||Missed 3 games (suspension).|
|11/10/2008||Suspended by the NHL for three games.|
|11/19/2007||Suspended by the NHL for one game.|
|7/04/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|8/01/2005||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|7/12/2004||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) to a one-year contract.|
|4/05/2004||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) for conditioning.|
|12/17/2003||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/02/2003||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|11/14/2003||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/30/2003||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/27/2003||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/09/2003||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/22/2002||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/09/2002||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|4/08/2002||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/14/2002||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/28/2001||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/29/2001||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/23/2000||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/06/2013||Claimed by the New Jersey Devils off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/05/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|11/17/2010||Carolina Hurricanes traded Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulos to the Calgary Flames for Ian White and Brett Sutter.|
|7/14/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/04/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/12/2004||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings (Manchester Monarchs-AHL).|
|6/26/1999||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round (204th overall) in 1999.|
Kostopoulos returns to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton | 09/03/2013 12:33 PM
NewsTom Kostopoulos has signed an AHL deal with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
ImpactThis will be his third stint with Pittsburgh's minor-league affiliate. Kostopoulos is the organization's all-time leader in games played (335), goals (100), assists (153) and points (253). New Jersey claimed him off waivers in March after he signed a two-way deal with Pittsburgh. Now he's back in a familiar situation again.
NJ interested in bringing back Kostopoulos | 05/30/2013 11:18 AM
NewsNew Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello would like to retain the services of potential UFA Tom Kostopoulos.
The Bergen Record
Impact"He was as good a pro as we've had in our organization both on and off the ice," Lamoriello said. Kostopoulos was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh in March and he skated in 15 games with New Jersey.
Devils sat Tom Kostopoulos just to be safe | 04/05/2013 10:13 AM
NewsNew Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer says he held Tom Kostopoulos out of the lineup Thursday just to be safe.
ImpactKostoplous admitted he was knocked unconscious during a fight with Matt Martin of the Islanders on Monday. The Devils dressed seven defensemen instead of Kostopoulos.
Kostopoulos fine to play after getting KO'd | 04/04/2013 2:43 PM
NewsTom Kostopoulos is fine to play after getting knocked out in a fight with Matt Martin of the New York Islanders this past Monday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHowever, it is unclear if he will dress against Boston Thursday night. Whether he plays or not, his presence in the lineup won't impact your fantasy plans.
Kostopoulos will be 'all right' after KO | 04/02/2013 9:05 AM
NewsTom Kostopoulos was injured in his fight with Islanders forward Matt Martin on Monday night.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe was decked by a right hand to the chin at the 11:22 mark of the first period. Kostopoulos had to be helped off the ice, but coach Pete DeBoer said after the contest that the New Jersey winger was "going to be all right." However, it's unclear if that means he'll be ready for Thursday's game against Boston.
Tom Kostopoulous makes Devils debut | 03/08/2013 10:05 AM
NewsTom Kostopoulous made his Devils debut Thursday night.
ImpactHe skated on a line with Ryan Carter and Stephen Gionta, playing 10:33. "It felt pretty good. All the guys talked to me and the coaches walked me through the system," Kostopoulos said. "Their goalie had a helluva game, but the guys kept getting pucks at him. The team didn't give up when we got down."
Kostopoulos will make Devils debut Thursday | 03/07/2013 2:02 PM
NewsTom Kostopoulos will make his Devils' debut on Thursday.
New Jersey Online
ImpactThe Devils claimed Kostopoulos off of waivers on Wednesday. He had four goals and 12 points in 81 games with the Calgary Flames last season.
Devils pick up Tom Kostopoulos off waivers | 03/06/2013 2:46 PM
NewsThe New Jersey Devils have claimed Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from Pittsburgh.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe Penguins signed Kostopoulos to a two-way NHL contract on Tuesday after he played in 17 games with their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He had to pass through waivers to return to the minors, but now it looks like he'll join the Devils instead.
Penguins place Tom Kostopoulos on waivers | 03/05/2013 1:28 PM
NewsPittsburgh Penguins place Tom Kostopoulos on waivers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe Pens signed Kostopoulos to a two-way contract Monday and needed to place him on waivers before assigning the winger to their AHL affiliate. He had three goals and seven points in 17 AHL games thus far this season.
Tom Kostopoulos signs two way deal | 03/05/2013 12:51 PM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Tom Kostopoulos to a one-year/two-way contract.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactKostopoulos has been playing for the Penguins farm team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and will need to go through waivers at noon Tuesday to be able to return to the minors. He had three goals and seven points in 17 games thus far in the AHL this season.
Kostopoulos inks tryout with AHL Penguins | 01/24/2013 12:45 PM
NewsTom Kostopoulos has signed an AHL tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
ImpactHe played in 81 games with the Calgary Flames last year, but long before that he was originally selected in the seventh round of the 1999 draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kostopoulos is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's all-time leader in games played (318), goals (97), assists (149), points (246) and in playoff scoring with 38 points in 51 games. He should receive a nice welcome back from the team and their fans.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsTom Kostopoulos was signed by CAL on Friday January 18.
|Points||22||4 times-last: 2008-09 (Mtl)|
|Penalty Minutes||113||2007-08 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Car/Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2007-08 (Mtl)|
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