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Tom Kostopoulos | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/24/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Tom Kostopoulos has signed an AHL deal with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
This 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. Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:33:00 PM
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New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello would like to retain the services of potential UFA Tom Kostopoulos.

"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.
Thu, May 30, 2013 11:18:00 AM

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer says he held Tom Kostopoulos out of the lineup Thursday just to be safe.

Kostoplous admitted he was knocked unconscious during a fight with Matt Martin of the Islanders on Monday. The Devils dressed seven defensemen instead of Kostopoulos.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos is fine to play after getting knocked out in a fight with Matt Martin of the New York Islanders this past Monday.

However, 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.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Tom Kostopoulos was injured in his fight with Islanders forward Matt Martin on Monday night.

He 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.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulous made his Devils debut Thursday night.

He 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."
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos will make his Devils' debut on Thursday.

The Devils claimed Kostopoulos off of waivers on Wednesday. He had four goals and 12 points in 81 games with the Calgary Flames last season.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 02:02:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have claimed Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from Pittsburgh.

The 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.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins place Tom Kostopoulos on waivers.

The Pens signed Kostopoulos to a two-way contract Tuesday 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.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 12:28:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Tom Kostopoulos to a one-year/two-way contract.

Kostopoulos 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.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos has signed an AHL tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

He 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.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos will play in his 600th game on Tuesday.

That might sound like a milestone most players would ignore, but actually it has some special meaning for them. In the current CBA, players are allowed to request their own room during road games once they have 600 games under their belt. "I’ve been on (team services manager) Sean O’Brien’s back for the last week, telling him I’m almost there," said Kostopoulos, chuckling. "As much as I like Matt Stajan and Tim Jackman, my roommates, I think I’m going to take (the single room)." His soon-to-be former roommate, Stajan, is almost at the 600 mark too.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos is hoping the Flames play a physical game against Anaheim on Wednesday.

"They’re playoff games right now. Physical games and everyone has to bring it," Kostopoulos said. This game couldn't be much more important for Calgary. They're three points out of eighth place Chicago Blackhawks and four points behind the seventh place Anaheim Ducks. Winning would put them just one point shy of a playoff spot while losing would put everyone other than Chicago out of their reach. Even catching Chicago would be a nearly impossible task at that point. They would remain three points behind despite having played in two more games than Chicago.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 09:37:00 AM

Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals and added an assist in the Flames' 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks on Sunday.

With only nine points in 50 games entering Sunday, nobody expected a three point effort out of him so he likely wasn't in many fantasy lineups. Jarome Iginla and Rene Bourque also lit the lamp in the losing effort.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 11:05:00 PM

Tom Kostopoulos was reinstated from his suspension on Saturday January 22.

The forward who celebrates his 32nd birthday on Monday, wasted no time in returning from a six-game suspension for his hit to the jaw of Detroit's Brad Stuart as he put Kevin Bieksa out of the game during a fight as he nailed him in the eye forcing Bieksa to leave for the remainder of the game. Kostopoulos picked up a major in the fight and was plus-one in 7:17 minutes of action. He has four goals and eight points with 59 penalty minutes in 43 games this season.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011 11:29:00 AM

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