Kostka signs with Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one-year contract.

Kostka, 27, was a member of the 2012 Calder Cup winning Norfolk Admirals. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Etobicoke, Ont., split the 2011-12 regular season between Norfolk and San Antonio, playing in 70 games and collecting 38 points (nine goals, 29 assists) with 57 penalty minutes. In the Calder Cup Playoffs, Kostka led all AHL defensemen in scoring with 12 points on six goals and six assists.

Kostka has played 307 career AHL games with Norfolk, San Antonio, Rochester and Portland, tallying 150 points (31 goals, 119 assists) with 175 penalty minutes.