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Pens re-sign AHL scoring leader Kostopoulos

Jun 5, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Tom Kostopoulos on a one-year contract extension with its minor-league affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the club announced on Thursday.

Kostopoulos, 35, led the Pens’ AHL club in goals (22) and points (47) last year, and is WBS’s all-time leader in games played (406), goals (122), assists (178) and points (300).

A veteran of over 600 NHL games, Kostopoulos last played in the league during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, appearing in 15 games for New Jersey.

  1. 950003cups - Jun 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    LOLOL. He totally SUCKS!!!

  2. whammy71 - Jun 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    This dude still laces ‘me up??? your AHL team scoring leader is 35????? No wonder Shero got the boot!

  3. c9castine - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    you guys are idiots.

    you see the C on his shoulder??

    last thing you want is the blind leading the blind down there. gotta have a veteran who has spent a lot of time in both leagues to help bring along younger guys.

    • whammy71 - Jun 6, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      You’re probably a soccer mom in disguise. Everyone gets a trophy….no one gets cut…..all get some gaurrenteed playing time.

      I’m sure you have a slew of 9th place ribbons hanging above your bed.

      I get the whole veteran leadership talk….but 35????? Having a minor league team is about resupplying the parent club……not letting little Tommy live out his boyhood dreams.

      • c9castine - Jun 6, 2014 at 11:56 PM

        yeah well. 25 to 1 on my comment.

        have a seat.

  4. ravanator - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    The Wilkes-Barre AHL team probably has a better coach than the Pens. Pens becoming irrelevant and Caps on the rise. Great time to be a hockey fan. Cheers!


    • hockey412 - Jun 6, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      hahaha…they just fired their third coach in 3 years, fired the GM, didn’t make the playoffs and, correct me if I’m wrong, but the new season hasn’t started yet. How again are the caps on the rise?

      • handsofsweed - Jun 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM

        He was talking about the salary cap.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Jun 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    47 points couldn’t have been the AHL lead. Was this headline a typo & meant to say “WBS re-sign their leading scorer?”

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