KINGS SIGN FORWARD TOM KOSTOPOULOS TO TWO-YEAR DEAL
/ Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with unrestricted free agent right wing Tom Kostopoulos, Kings Senior Vice President/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Kostopoulos, 26, played in 64 games this past season with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, after he signed a one-year contract with Manchester on July 9, 2004. With the Monarchs, the 6-0, 205-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, recorded 71 points (25-46=71) and 99 penalty minutes. His 71 points ranked third on the team overall while his assists were second and goals third. He was also second on the Monarchs with a plus-30 rating and his eight game-winning goals led the club, while during the post-season he led the team in assists (seven) and tied for the club-lead in points (with seven) in six contests.
Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the seventh-round (104th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Kostopoulos has appeared in 79 career NHL games, all with the Penguins, and has 26 points (10-16=26) and 76 penalty minutes.