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Andrei Kostitsyn | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 214
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Andrei Kostitsyn wants back in the NHL, and believes he "can help any team."
The 30-year-old Kostitsyn is coming off an impressive showing at the IIHF World Hockey Championships for Team Belarus where he put up nine points in seven games. He's also coming off a KHL season where he scored 13 goals and 35 points in 50 combined games for Sochi and Chelyabinsk. "I want to say when I come there again I’ll be excited like it’s the first time," Kostitsyn said. "I’m doing my best — training hard and working hard. I'll try to score lots of goals like I know I can." Word is he's also willing to sign a cap-friendly, one-year deal. Jul 3 - 9:38 PM

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Three to four NHL teams are reportedly interested in forward Andrei Kostitsyn.

Kostitsyn played in the NHL for parts of eight seasons with Montreal and Nashville, but he's spent the last three years in the KHL. The former 10th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft scored 11 goals and 31 points in 37 games with Sochi HC in 2014-15. Kostitsyn, 30, has 103 goals and 222 points in 398 career NHL games.
Jun 28 - 1:54 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn is hoping to return to the NHL.

That might be a bit of an uphill battle for Kostitsyn. He's coming off of a strong season where he recorded 13 goals and 35 points in 50 games, but he never quite lived up to expectations in the NHL. He also wound up in the KHL after receiving a suspension from Nashville for missing a curfew during the second round of the playoffs. Still, that was three years and while he's never excelled in the NHL, he was a serviceable secondary scorer and his contract expectations are low enough, then teams might see him as a worthy gamble.
May 25 - 6:36 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn was suspended for one game at the IIHF World Hockey Championships in Belarus.

Kostitsyn, who is playing for the host country Belarus, checked American Kevin Donovan from behind and delivered a two-handed cross-check to the head and neck area in Friday's 6-1 loss to the U.S. Kostitsyn's NHL rights are owned by the Panthers.
Source: IIHF.com
Sat, May 10, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Andrei Kostitsyn might not join the Florida Panthers' training camp despite their interest in him.

Kostitsyn is playing in the KHL and hasn't responded to Panthers GM Dale Tallon's attempts to reach him. Kostitsyn has 20 points and 68 penalty minutes in 38 KHL contests this season.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 05:55:00 PM

According to RDS, Andrei Kostitsyn will get a look from the Florida Panthers at training camp.

The Panthers will also have Marek Svatos and Alexei Kovalev at camp, according to multiple reports. Kostitsyn played 72 games between Montreal and Nashville last season and he registered 36 points. He became an unrestricted free agent in the summer and signed a one-year deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, where he has produced 12 goals and 20 points in 37 games this year.
Source: TSN.ca
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn scored in Tractor Chelyabinsk's 3-2 loss to Sibir Novosibirsk in KHL action Sunday.

It was AK-46's 12th goal of the season and 20th point in 35 games. Former NHLer Jan Bulis registered an assist on Kostitsyn's marker.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 10:28:00 AM

Andrei Kostitsyn scored in Tractor Chelyabinsk's 4-3 victory against Atlant Mytishi.

Kostitsyn has 11 goals and 19 points in 31 KHL games. He had 16 goals and 20 assists in 82 NHL contests in 2011-12.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 06:13:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn finished Monday's 3-1 win over Dinamo Riga with a goal and an assist.

Kostitsyn has produced 10 goals and 17 points in 27 contests with Traktor Chelyabinsk this year.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 01:18:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn picked up an assist on the game-winning goal for Traktor Chelyabinsk in a 2-0 blanking of Dinamo Minsk.

The former Nashville winger has played very well in the KHL with eight goals and five helpers in 17 appearances. His success overseas could land him an NHL deal elsewhere once the lockout is settled if he is inclined to return to North America.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn scored a goal in Tractor Chelyabinsk's 3-2 loss to Donbass.

Kostitsyn has seven goals and 11 points in 15 KHL games. He was an unrestricted free agent before signing with Tractor Chelyabinsk just before the NHL lockout.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 06:24:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn had two assists for Traktor Chelyabinsk in a 6-3 win over Torpedo Novgorod.

The castoff of the Nashville Predators has been strong in the KHL with nine points, including six goals, in 12 contests. Kostitsyn's disappointing year with Montreal and Nashville during the 2011-12 campaign resulted in him inking a one-year contract with Traktor last month.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 12:44:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn scored a goal in Tractor Chelyabinsk's 4-2 win over Atlant Mytishi in a Saturday's KHL contest.

The former Hab and Pred is looking for an NHL job and so far his play in the KHL isn't hurting that cause. Nikolay Zherdev registered an assist for Mytishi.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 09:31:00 AM

Andrei Kostitsyn had two goals and an assist in Tractor Chelyabinsk's 6-0 win over Metallurg Novokuznetsk in KHL action.

Kostitsyn has five goals and six points in seven KHL games this season. He had 16 goals and 36 points in 72 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators in 2011-12.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 12:31:00 PM

Andrei Kostitsyn scored his third goal in five games for KHL's Tractor Chelyabinsk.

He, along with former NHL defenseman Deron Quint, led Tractor to a 5-2 victory over HC Lev Saturday. Kostitsyn has looked good so far in the KHL. He is without an NHL contract at the moment. Former Minnesota Wild forward Erik Christensen scored one of Lev's two goals.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 09:37:00 AM

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