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2015 NHL Draft
Michael Kostka

Michael Kostka

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: November 28, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Shoots: Right
Last Game: Was credited with one hit, recorded one takeaway, blocked one shot, and posted a plus-one rating in 11:58 of ice time on Nov. 11 vs. PIT - Has posted a plus-three rating in the last five games 2014-15 - Tallied his first point as a Ranger with an assist, posted a plus-one rating, and was credited with two blocked shots in 10:57 of ice time on Nov. 5 vs. DET - Tied for the team-high with three hits, recorded three shots on goal, and was credited with three blocked shots in 21:56 of ice time on Nov. 1 vs. WPG - Recorded three shots on goal and was credited with one blocked shot in 15:42 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Oct. 14 vs. NYI CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - Led all AHL defensemen in goals (six) and points (12) while helping Norfolk win the Calder Cup in 2011-12 BACKGROUND - Was named to Hockey East's All-Academic Team in each of his four collegiate seasons with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Majored in Psychology
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, March 25, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), August 25, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida with Evan Oberg for James Wright and Mike Vernace, December 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 19, 2013. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Chicago, February 23, 2014. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to lower-body injury vs. Toronto, October 19, 2013 and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft