Kings re-sign Kostopoulos

The Los Angeles Kings, the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with unrestricted free agent right wing Tom Kostopoulos.

Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

Kostopoulos, 26, played in 64 games this past season with the Monarchs, recording 71 points (25g, 46a) and 99 penalty minutes. His 71 points ranked third on the team overall while his assists were second and goals third. He was also second on the Monarchs with a plus-30 rating and his eight game-winning goals led the club, while during the post-season he led the team in assists (seven) and tied for the club lead in points (with seven) in six contests.

Kostopoulos was selected to play in the 2005 Dodge AHL All-Star Classic, but missed the event due to injury.

Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the seventh round (104th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Kostopoulos has appeared in 79 career NHL games, all with the Penguins, and has 26 points (10-16=26) and 76 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining Manchester, Kostopoulos played five seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, helping the club to the Calder Cup Finals in 2001 and 2004.