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Canucks assign Tom Sestito to Comets

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have assigned forward Tom Sestito to the AHL Utica Comets.

Sestito, 27, appeared in three games with the Canucks this season registering one assist (0-1-1) and has played three games with Utica. Last season he appeared in 77 games for the Canucks collecting a career-high nine points (5-4-9) and 213 penalty minutes.

The 6’5”, 233-pound forward was claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers on March 1, 2013. A native of Rome, New York, Sestito was originally drafted by Columbus, 85th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Syracuse Jr. Stars-EmJHL 31 13 16 29 137
2004-2005 Plymouth Whalers-OHL 35 1 3 4 88
2005-2006 Plymouth Whalers-OHL 57 10 10 20 176
2006-2007 Plymouth Whalers-OHL 60 42 22 64 135
2007-2008 Blue Jackets 1 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0.0
2007-2008 Syracuse Crunch-AHL 66 7 16 23 -5 202 3 0
2008-2009 Syracuse Crunch-AHL 52 8 12 20 -4 168 4 0 2
2009-2010 Blue Jackets 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009-2010 Syracuse Crunch-AHL 36 10 7 17 -10 138 6 0 2
2010-2011 Blue Jackets 9 2 2 4 -4 40 1 0 0 7 28.6
2010-2011 Springfield Falcons-AHL 46 11 21 32 -14 192 2 0 1 70 15.7
2010-2011 Adirondack Phantoms-AHL 11 2 1 3 -1 45 0 0 0 13 15.4
2011-2012 Flyers 14 0 1 1 -3 83 0 0 0 4 0.0
2011-2012 Adirondack Phantoms-AHL 34 9 8 17 -2 120 4 0 1 62 14.5
2012-2013 Flyers 7 2 0 2 1 12 0 0 1 3 66.7
2012-2013 Sheffield Steelers-Britain 17 8 11 19 69
2012-2013 Canucks 23 1 0 1 -3 53 0 0 0 11 9.1
2012-2013 Adirondack Phantoms-AHL 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0
2013-2014 Canucks 77 5 4 9 -14 213 1 0 0 31 16.1
2014-2015 Canucks 3 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
NHL Totals 137 10 8 18 -22 432 2 0 1 56 17.9
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Syracuse Jr. Stars-EmJHL 6 5 6 11 32
2005-2006 Plymouth Whalers-OHL 13 5 2 7 29
2006-2007 Plymouth Whalers-OHL 19 11 6 17 0 57
2006-2007 Plymouth Whalers-M-Cup 5 2 5 7 6 0 0 0
2007-2008 Syracuse Crunch-AHL 9 3 0 3 -2 57 2 0
2012-2013 Canucks 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
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