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Canes Agree to Terms with Kostopoulos

Gritty winger agrees to three-year contract with Carolina

Tuesday, 07.14.2009 / 4:58 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Kostopoulos

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Tom Kostopoulos (kuh-STAWP-oh-lihs) on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Kostopoulos $700,000 in 2009-10, $950,000 in 2010-11 and $1.1 million in 2011-12.

“Tom is a character player who adds grit to our lineup,” said Rutherford. “He is a strong penalty killer and plays a high-energy game that will fit our team’s style of play.”

Kostopoulos, 30, completed his seventh NHL season in 2008-09, totaling eight goals and 14 assists (22 points) in 78 games with the Montreal Canadiens. The Mississauga, Ont., native ranked second among Canadiens skaters in penalty minutes (106) and hits (167) during the regular season. Kostopoulos (6’0”, 200 lbs.) also played in all four of Montreal’s postseason contests, earning one assist during the team’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Boston.

Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Kostopoulos has totaled 40 goals and 65 assists (105 points) and 468 penalty minutes in 376 career NHL regular-season games. He has notched five points (3g, 2a) in 16 career Stanley Cup playoff games.  His career statistics can be found here.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61