Mike Kostka

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Mike Kostka
Born(1985-11-28) November 28, 1985 (age 26)
Ajax, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
PositionDefence
ShootsRight
NHL teamToronto Maple Leafs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2008–present
 
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Mike Kostka
Born(1985-11-28) November 28, 1985 (age 26)
Ajax, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
PositionDefence
ShootsRight
NHL teamToronto Maple Leafs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2008–present

Mike Kostka (born November 28, 1985) is a professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

After playing four seasons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he was signed to a professional contract by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League on March 25, 2008. He was assigned to the organization's American Hockey League affiliate (at the time), the Rochester Americans. In his second professional season he moved with the Sabres to new affiliate, the Portland Pirates before returning after two years to sign with the Rochester Americans for the 2010–11 season on August 24, 2010.[1]

On June 30, 2011, Kostka was signed to a one-year NHL contract with then Rochester affiliate, the Florida Panthers.[2]

On December 2, 2011, Kostka was traded by the Panthers, along with Evan Oberg, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for James Wright and Mike Vernace.[3]

After helping Norfolk capture the Calder Cup, on July 1, 2012, Kostka was signed as a free agent to a one-year contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4]

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2001–02Ajax AxemenOPJHL191458
2002–03Ajax AxemenOPJHL394111532
2003–04Aurora TigersOPJHL42927364
2004–05U. of Massachusetts-AmherstHE3215614
2005–06U. of Massachusetts-AmherstHE3626820
2006–07U. of Massachusetts-AmherstHE393151820
2007–08U. of Massachusetts-AmherstHE369122120
2007–08Rochester AmericansAHL10002
2008–09Portland PiratesAHL80426303341016
2009–10Portland PiratesAHL76225273740000
2010–11Rochester AmericansAHL8016395546
2011–12San Antonio RampageAHL1824614
2011–12Norfolk AdmiralsAHL5272532431866128
AHL totals3073111915017326761314

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