|Assets:||Has good vision and playmaking acumen from the center position. Can also score goals and is industrious. Is a proven point producer at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size for the National Hockey League game, and must get physically stronger in order to see regular minutes in the big league.|
|Career Potential:||Playmaking center with a little upside.|
|NCAA||Rookie of the Year||2009-10|
|HE||Rookie of the Year||2009-10|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||2010-11|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2010-11, 2009-10|
|USHL||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|10/18/2013||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.|
|8/07/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/26/2013||Ottawa Senators tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/05/2013||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/22/2013||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/03/2013||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|7/25/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract.|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/22/2012||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/20/2012||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/27/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/31/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|3/31/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators.|
Ottawa waives Stephane Da Costa | 10/17/2013 12:21 PM
NewsStephane Da Costa has been placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactDa Costa has no points in four games this season. He's signed to a two-way contract, but he comes with a $825,000 cap hit in the NHL.
Stephane Da Costa got a chance at top line | 10/10/2013 10:42 AM
NewsStephane Da Costa centered Ottawa's top line at the start of Wednesday's contest against Los Angeles.
ImpactHe was filling for Jason Spezza, who sat out the game with a nagging groin problem. Coach Paul MacLean mixed up his line combinations throughout the night though and only his second unit (Clarke MacArthur-Kyle Turris-Cory Conacher) remained intact.
Da Costa is 'not relieved' to be in NHL yet | 10/02/2013 7:52 AM
NewsStephane Da Costa is glad to be starting out the season with Ottawa, but he doesn't plan to be complacent.
Impact"I'm definitely excited, but I'm not relieved yet," he said. "I'm on a two-way contract and I could go down tomorrow or in two months or in two weeks, so I've got to try my best to stay here all year." He practiced between Zack Smith and Chris Neil on Tuesday, but he isn't guaranteed to play in Friday's regular-season opener at Buffalo.
Stephane Da Costa may stick with Ottawa | 09/30/2013 10:46 AM
NewsStephane Da Costa might be retained as an extra forward to start the season.
ImpactHe has played well at training camp and has filled in admirably on the team's top line while Jason Spezza has dealt with a "minor" groin injury. The Senators' other additional spot will probably go to tough guy Matt Kassian.
Agent: Sens, Da Costa agree to one-year deal | 08/02/2013 6:25 PM
NewsStephane Da Costa's agent, Wade Arnott, says his client agreed to one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.
ImpactThe Sens extended a qualifying offer to Da Costa in late June after it was thought he might be moving on. There was also concern Da Costa might decide to head to Europe after playing in just nine NHL games last season. Da Costa could earn a role with the Senators in training camp, but he's unlikely to have any fantasy impact.
Senators send QO to Stephane Da Costa | 06/27/2013 10:36 AM
NewsStephane Da Costa was given a qualifying offer from Ottawa on Wednesday.
ImpactIt was thought that his time in Ottawa could be over, but the Senators appear to still be interested in retaining his services. If Da Costa wants he can still bolt for Europe though. He had one goal and one assist in nine NHL appearances during the lockout-shortened season.
Senators reassign C Stephane Da Costa | 02/22/2013 12:00 PM
NewsOttawa Senators reassign C Stephane Da Costa to AHL Binghamton.
ImpactDa Costa was sent down to make room for G Robin Lehner, who will likely stay up as long as Craig Anderson (sprained ankle) is sidelined. Da Costa had two points in nine NHL games this season.
Stephane Da Costa pots first in loss | 02/13/2013 11:05 PM
NewsStephane Da Costa scored his first goal of the season in Ottawa's 4-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.
ImpactDa Costa has only played in five games this year, but with the rash of injuries to the Sens, it's likely he'll be given plenty of chances to succeed. Jim O'Brien also scored for his fourth of the season. Chris Neil had 14 penalty minutes.
Da Costa is trying to be more responsible | 02/11/2013 11:45 AM
NewsStephane Da Costa is trying to be more responsible away from the puck this season.
Impact"I'm trying to be honest," said Da Costa, which in part means that he's trying to play a more two-way game. "I'm trying to be more honest than what I was last year. I'm trying to bring energy, and I'm trying to skate a lot more. And I think it's been good so far." Da Costa has offensive upside, but right now he's still just trying to establish himself in the NHL. It might be a couple more years before he has any fantasy value.
Stephane Da Costa called up by Senators | 02/03/2013 10:41 PM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators have recalled Stephane Da Costa from Binghamton of the AHL.
Ian Mendes on Twitter
ImpactHe appeared in 22 games last season, but didn't seem ready to compete at that level, recording only five points. With 24 points in 31 minor league games this season, the Senators are hoping his game is more NHL-ready this time around.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsStephane Da Costa was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
Stephane Da Costa gets assist in win | 01/04/2013 11:00 PM
NewsStephane Da Costa recorded an assist in Binghamton's 3-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday night.
ImpactNot the most physical player, Da Costa makes up for it with his skills with the puck. He has 13 points in 18 AHL games this year and should be in line for time with the big club once the lockout ends.
|10/17/2013||Ott||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/15/2013||Ott||Phx||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/05/2013||Ott||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||1|
|Assists||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||1|
|Points||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||at Buf||Oct 4||0|
|Plus/Minus||1||at SJ||Oct 12||0|
|Power Play Goals||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||0|
|Power Play Points||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||4 times-last:at Ana||last:Oct 13||0|
|Shots||3||2 times-last:at LA||last:Oct 9||3|
|Penalty Minutes||8||2011-12 (Ott)|
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