|Assets:||Is a hulking winger with the ability to play a strong forechecking game. Has some scoring ability at lower levels. Can intimidate with his size and pugnacity. Isn't afraid to mix it up.|
|Flaws:||Isn't much of a playmaker and has somewhat limited offensive tools for the NHL game. Needs more work on his defensive game. Is also prone to taking bad penalties that hurt his team.|
|Career Potential:||Heavyweight enforcer & physical depth winger.|
|2/01/2016||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year two-way contract.|
|2/01/2016||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|9/30/2015||Released from training camp by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|8/26/2015||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a professional try-out contract.|
|2/23/2015||Released by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|1/03/2015||Assigned to the Utica Comets (AHL).|
|1/02/2015||Placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|12/14/2014||Recalled from the Utica Comets (AHL).|
|12/07/2014||Assigned to the Utica Comets (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|12/06/2014||Missed 14 games (leg injury).|
|11/03/2014||Leg injury, injured reserve.|
|2/03/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|5/29/2013||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|3/01/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|3/01/2013||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|2/28/2013||Placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|2/23/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/22/2013||Loaned to Adirondack (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/08/2012||Signed with the Sheffield Steelers (EIHL).|
|7/31/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|6/18/2012||Philadelphia Flyers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/08/2012||Missed 25 regular season and 11 playoff games (groin surgery).|
|2/18/2012||Groin surgery, injured reserve.|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Adirondack (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|1/21/2012||Recalled from Adirondack (AHL).|
|12/25/2011||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|12/13/2011||Recalled from Adirondack (AHL).|
|9/29/2011||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the pre-season and two regular season games.|
|6/27/2011||Re-signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|2/28/2011||Re-assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|12/29/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|12/10/2010||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/02/2010||Placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/15/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|4/10/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/07/2010||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|11/27/2009||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|11/15/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/13/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|10/04/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/07/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/06/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/30/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/29/2007||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/18/2006||Assigned to Plymouth (OHL).|
|2/01/2016||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/01/2013||Claimed by the Vancouver Canucks off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|2/28/2011||Columbus Blue Jackets traded Tom Sestito to the Philadelphia Flyers for Greg Moore And Michael Chaput.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round (85th overall) in 2006.|
| 02/02/2016 2:25 PM
NewsSestito cleared waivers Tuesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
| 02/01/2016 11:49 AM
NewsSestito signed by Pittsburgh to a one-year contract on Monday.
| 09/30/2015 3:29 PM
NewsSestito was released from his professional tryout contract with the Penguins on Wednesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
| 09/02/2015 1:22 PM
NewsSestito signed a professional tryout contract last week with the Penguins, Josh Yohe of DKonPittsburghSports.com reports.
Tom Sestito scores a goal Wednesday | 01/30/2014 8:43 AM
NewsTom Sestito found the back of the net in Vancouver's 5-2 loss against the Blackhawks on Wednesday.
ImpactIt was Sestito's first goal since Jan. 5. He has seven points and a league-leading 167 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Tom Sestito getting PP time for Canucks | 01/09/2014 3:57 PM
NewsTom Sestito has been getting some time on Vancouver's top power-play unit lately.
ImpactHe has three points in his last five games. "This is what I dream of," Sestito said of his increased role. "I don't dream of being a fourth-line guy my whole career. I'm looking for my opportunity and, hopefully, I can seize it." Sestito has amassed 103 penalty minutes, which ties him for the second-highest total in the league.
Tom Sestito scores second of the season | 12/02/2013 9:11 AM
NewsTom Sestito scored his second goal of the season on Sunday.
ImpactThe goal gave the Canucks a 2-0 lead. Sestito made the most of his 2:31 minutes of ice time as he also got into a fight with Jay Harrison of the Hurricanes. Sestito has yet to get an assist but does have 77 minutes in penalties this season in 29 games with a minus-six rating.
Tom Sestito scores lone goal for Canucks | 11/10/2013 11:15 PM
NewsTom Sestito notched the goal in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-1 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim.
ImpactIt was Sestito's first goal of the season.
Tom Sestito gets one-way deal from Canucks | 05/29/2013 5:53 PM
NewsTom Sestito's two-year contract is a one-way deal worth $1.5 million.
Impact"I wanted to have a two-year deal and I definitely wanted the one-way," he said. "Being a UFA, I imagine I would been able to get a one-way somewhere but I definitely wanted to be in Vancouver again. I expressed that in my exit meeting and they said they wanted me back, too, so I thought it was going to get done pretty quickly." The Canucks said they were pleasantly surprised with his play after acquiring him off waivers from Philadelphia. He should bring some toughness to the club's lineup next season.
Tom Sestito announces new deal with Canucks | 05/29/2013 2:06 PM
NewsTom Sestito announced via his Twitter page Wednesday that he has agreed to a two-year extension with the Vancouver Canucks.
Tom Sestito on Twitter
ImpactHe had one goal and 53 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Canucks after being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia.
Tom Sestito plays in Game 3 | 05/06/2013 10:22 AM
NewsTom Sestito replace Andrew Ebbett in the Vancouver lineup for Game 3 Sunday.
ImpactSestito played only 5:51 minutes in Game 3. He took a co-incidental minor with Adam Burish in the first period and had a couple of hits.
Canuck Tom Sestito limping, may be scratched | 03/21/2013 11:56 AM
NewsLeft winger Tom Sestito is limping conspicuously.
ImpactIt's more than likely that he will be out of the Vancouver Canucks' lineup tonight when the team visits the Phoenix Coyotes.
Canucks claim Tom Sestito off of waivers | 03/01/2013 1:17 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks have claimed Tom Sestito.
Ryan Rishaug on Twitter
ImpactSestito is an enforcer that will replace Aaron Volpatti, who the Canucks recently lost on waivers. If Vancouver usually Sestito regularly, then he will end up with a ton of PIM, but we wouldn't be surprised if he spends a lot of time in the press box.
Flyers put Tom Sestito on waivers | 02/28/2013 3:35 PM
NewsTom Sestito has been waived by Philadelphia.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch for the Flyers since Feb. 11 and while on a minor-league conditioning assignment he suffered a charley horse about a week ago. If Sestito isn't claimed then he'll get the chance to work himself back up to speed with AHL Adirondack.
Tom Sestito suffers lower-body injury | 02/23/2013 12:31 AM
NewsTom Sestito went down to the AHL for some conditioning, and he ended up suffering a lower-body injury Friday night.
Dave Isaac on Twitter
ImpactThe tough guy will be re-evaluated tomorrow. He has just two goals in seven games, to go along with 12 penalty minutes, with the Flyers.
Tom Sestito scores 2 in win over Lightning | 02/06/2013 12:24 AM
NewsTom Sestito scores both Flyers goals in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
ImpactSestito is not a player you're likely to employ on your roster, but you're pretty happy if you do. The goals are the first two of the season for the role player who failed to score in 14 contests last year.
Tom Sestito drops gloves in season debut | 01/25/2013 9:56 AM
NewsTom Sestito made his season debut on Thursday.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe dropped the gloves with New York Rangers forward/defenseman Stu Bickel 2:37 into the game. Sestito finished the contest with seven penalty minutes in just over seven minutes of ice time.
Tom Sestito has the mumps | 01/10/2013 11:12 AM
NewsTom Sestito is suffering from a case of the mumps, according to the Flyers.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactDuring the lockout he played 17 games in the UK with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League. He accumulated eight goals, 19 points and 69 penalty minutes with his lockout team. Sestito can provide PIMs if he starts the year with Philadelphia, but his roster position with the team is not guaranteed.
|Penalty Minutes||213||2013-14 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Van)|
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