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Panthers Sign D Mike Kostka

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Mike Kostka on a one-year, two way contract.

 
Kostka, 25, appeared in 80 games with the Rochester Americans last season, leading the team with 55 points, while ranking first on the club among defensemen with 16 goals and 39 assists. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound blue liner, spent two seasons (2008-10) playing for Florida Panthers Head Coach Kevin Dineen, when they were both with the Portland Pirates.
 
The Etobicoke, Ontario native played four years of college hockey at the University of Massachusetts (2004-08). During the 2007-08 season, he served as his club’s captain and was named team MVP.
 
Mike Kostka’s Career Statistics:
                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2004-05  UMass-Amherst               H-Eas  32    1    5    6   14
2005-06  UMass-Amherst               H-Eas  36    2    6    8   20
2006-07  UMass-Amherst               H-Eas  39    3   15   18   20
2007-08  UMass-Amherst               H-Eas  36    9   12   21   20
2007-08  Rochester Americans         AHL     1    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Portland Pirates            AHL    80    4   26   30   33   4   1   0   1   6
2009-10  Portland Pirates            AHL    76    2   25   27   37   4   0   0   0   0
2010-11  Rochester Americans         AHL    80   16   39   55   46  --  --  --  --  --
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