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Tom Sestito | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
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Tom Sestito left practice early on Friday with a stiff neck.
Sestito led the NHL in penalty minutes last season with 213 and should get 10-15 points, making him a viable option in fantasy pools that use penalty minutes as a category. Consider him day-to-day for now. Oct 4 - 10:15 AM

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Hockey fights are down from 734 to 469 over the last five years.

Canucks winger Tom Sestito thinks that fighting still has a part in the game of hockey and he certainly hopes so as he led the NHL in penalty minutes last season with 213. "I don't think it's being phased out," Sestito said. "It's something that polices the game. You don't want to see people fighting for no reason. But if there's a bad hit or people are getting run, it's a lot tougher when you know you're going to have to pay for something you did." Look for Sestito, who led the NHL in majors with 19 and was tied for the lead in misconducts with seven, to be at or near the top of the NHL in penalty minutes in 2014-15 and get 10-15 points as well. Draft him accordingly.
Sep 27 - 11:28 AM

Tom Sestito found the back of the net in Vancouver's 5-2 loss against the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

It was Sestito's first goal since Jan. 5. He has seven points and a league-leading 167 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Jan 30 - 8:43 AM

Tom Sestito has been getting some time on Vancouver's top power-play unit lately.

He 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.
Jan 9 - 3:57 PM

Tom Sestito scored his second goal of the season on Sunday.

The 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.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Tom Sestito notched the goal in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-1 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim.

It was Sestito's first goal of the season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:15:00 PM

Tom Sestito's two-year contract is a one-way deal worth $1.5 million.

"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.
Wed, May 29, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Tom Sestito announced via his Twitter page Wednesday that he has agreed to a two-year extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

He had one goal and 53 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Canucks after being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia.
Wed, May 29, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Tom Sestito replace Andrew Ebbett in the Vancouver lineup for Game 3 Sunday.

Sestito 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.
Mon, May 6, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Left winger Tom Sestito is limping conspicuously.

It's more than likely that he will be out of the Vancouver Canucks' lineup tonight when the team visits the Phoenix Coyotes.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 11:56:00 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have claimed Tom Sestito.

Sestito is an enforcer who 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 PIMs, but we wouldn't be surprised if he spends a lot of time in the press box.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Tom Sestito has been waived by Philadelphia.

He 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.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Tom Sestito went down to the AHL for some conditioning, and he ended up suffering a lower-body injury Friday night.

The 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.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Tom Sestito scored both Flyers goals in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

Sestito 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.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Tom Sestito made his season debut on Thursday.

He 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.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 08:56:00 AM

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2Alex Burrows
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