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Kenny Agostino
Agostino Blues 2017.jpg
Born April 30 1992 (1992-04-30) (age 25),
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Calgary Flames
NHL Draft 140th overall, 2010
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2014–present

Kenneth Tyler "Ken" Agostino (born April 30, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a fifth round selection, 140th overall, of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and was acquired by Calgary in the Jarome Iginla trade. Agostino played four seasons of college hockey for the Yale Bulldogs and was a member of the school's 2013 national championship winning team.

Playing careerEdit

A native of the Flanders, New Jersey section of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey,[1] Agostino played high school hockey for Delbarton School, where he graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer with 261 points.[2] He was named New Jersey High School Player of the Year by the Newark Star-Ledger in 2009 and 2010 and recorded 50 goals and 83 points in his senior year of 2009–10.[3] The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Agostino with their fifth round pick, 140th overall, at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

Agostino committed to play college hockey for the Yale Bulldogs, and on January 2, 2011, became only the third freshman in school history to record a hat-trick;[3] he added two assists to his three goals in the game to tie a school record with five points by a freshman in a 10–3 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders.[5] After finishing with 25 points in 2010–11, Agostino improved to 34 points in his sophomore season of 2011–12.[1] As a junior, he was Yale's leading scorer with 41 points in 37 games.[4][6] As he prepared for the 2013 Frozen Four national championship tournament, the Penguins traded Agostino's NHL rights. Pittsburgh also sent Ben Hanowski and a first round draft pick to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Jarome Iginla on March 27, 2013.[7]

Yale reached the championship game and defeated Quinnipiac 4–0 to win the first NCAA team championship of any sport in the school's history.[8] Agostino considered turning professional following the win, but opted to return for his senior season with the Bulldogs.[9] He completed his final season, 2013–14, with 32 points in 32 games. Over his four-year college career, Agostino recorded 132 points in 134 games.[10] He turned professional at the conclusion of Yale's season and signed a two-year contract with the Flames worth $900,000 per season.[11] Agostino made his NHL debut on March 21, 2014, in a 6–5 loss to the Nashville Predators.[12] His first goal came on April 4, against goaltender Roberto Luongo in a 2–1 victory over the Florida Panthers.[13]

On July 2, 2016, Agostino having left the Flames organization after not being tendered a qualifying offer, signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Delbarton Green Wave USHS–NJ 27 50 33 83 40
2010–11 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 31 11 14 25 30
2011–12 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 33 14 20 34 32
2012–13 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 37 17 24 41 32
2013–14 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 33 14 18 32 46
2013–14 Calgary Flames NHL 8 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 67 15 28 43 52
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 65 23 34 57 18
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 10 1 1 2 0

Awards and HonorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Second All-Star Team 2013
All-Ivy League Second All-Star Team 2013, 2014
All-ECAC Third All-Star Team 2014 [15]
AHL
First All-Star Team 2017
John B. Sollenberger Trophy 2017
Les Cunningham Award 2017 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenny Agostino player card. National Hockey League. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.
  2. Kenny Agostino. Yale Bulldogs. Retrieved on May 9, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Malafronte, Chip. "Agostino gives Yale added firepower", New Haven Register, January 25, 2011, p. C1. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  4. 4.0 4.1 (2013) 2013–14 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 108. 
  5. Blue Nets Season-High 10 Goals. Yale Bulldogs (January 2, 2011). Retrieved on May 9, 2013.
  6. Wollschlager, Mike. "Agostino part of Jarome Iginla trade", New Haven Register, March 29, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  7. "Jarome Iginla traded to Penguins", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2014. 
  8. Cloutier, Bill. "Yale kept routine on road to a title", New Haven Register, April 15, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  9. Malafronte, Chip. "Agostino makes educated decision", New Haven Register, April 17, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  10. "Flames sign Agostino to two-year contract", National Hockey League, March 17, 2014. Retrieved on March 17, 2014. 
  11. Sportak, Randy. "NCAA player acquired in Jarome Iginla trade signs with Flames", Calgary Sun, March 17, 2014. Retrieved on March 17, 2014. 
  12. "Predators hold off Flames 6–5", ESPN, March 21, 2014. Retrieved on March 22, 2014. 
  13. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames spoil Luongo's party", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-05, p. D1. 
  14. Blues add depth, agree to terms with 9 players. St. Louis Blues (2016-07-01). Retrieved on 2016-07-01.
  15. Malafonte, Chip. "Bobcats brushing up for Colgate", New Haven Register, March 21, 2014, p. C1. 
  16. "Wolves' Agostino voted league MVP". American Hockey League (2017-04-14). Retrieved on 2017-04-14.

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