UMass' Kostka Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs
July 2, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Coming off a stellar 2011-12 season that included winning the Calder Cup, UMass hockey alum Mike Kostka signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend. The 6-1, 200-pound defenseman played in 70 games during the regular season in 2011-12, the final 52 with the Norfolk Admirals after beginning the year with the San Antonio Rampage.
Kostka totaled 38 points on nine goals and 28 assists with 57 penalty minutes in 2011-12 and led all defensemen in scoring in the Calder Cup Playoffs with 12 points on six goals and six assists. He scored the winning goal in games two and three of the Calder Cup Finals as the Admirals swept the Toronto Marlies.
Kostka, who turned pro following his senior season with the Mass Attack in 2007-08, played in 158 games over four seasons with the Minutemen and was named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in 2008.