The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that they’ve re-signed 38 year-old Tom Kostopoulos to a one-year AHL contract for 2017-18. Kostopoulos will play his remarkable 19th season of pro hockey next year, 11 of which he’s been with the Penguins franchise.
In 2016-17 Kostopoulos led the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with 24 goals and 54 points in 74 games. The veteran forward has played over 1300 career games in the AHL and NHL combined and is one of only four players to have played 600 games in both leagues.
An original Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguin, Kostopoulos joined the franchise after being drafted by the Penguins in the 1999 Entry Draft. At the time, current Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was just 12 years old. Outstanding. Kudos to you, Tommy!