Buffalo Sabres Sign Mike Kostka To Free Agent Contract
March 26, 2008
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced on Tuesday evening the team has signed free agent defenseman Mike Kostka, who just finished his senior season at the University of Massachusetts. Kostka also signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Rochester Americans, Buffalo's American Hockey League club for the remainder of its 2007-08 season.
Kostka (22 years old, 6'2", 210 lbs.) was named to the Hockey East 2nd All-Star Team this season. The native of Ajax, Ont., finished the season ranked third on the team with a career-high nine goals and led the Minutemen with a plus-11 rating.
Seven of Kostka's nine goals were on the power play, which led all defensemen nationally. The team captain and a Hobey Baker nominee, Kostka finished his career with 15 goals and 38 assists in 143 career games and a plus-16 rating.
This season was his first to be selected to a Hockey East All-Star Team. Entering his senior campaign, he was also a three-time Hockey East All-Academic Selection.
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