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Jeff Costello

Milwaukee Wisconsin

Currently Playing In: NCAA



Eligible for draft:
Shoots: Left
5th round (146th overall), 2009
210 lbs.

aquired from OTT for Patrick Mullen

Captain for Notre Dame

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Here's my post from the trade thread:

Captain at Notre Dame this year, he had 30 points (11/19) in 33 games last season. +18 with 2 game winners as well last year. Here's a bit of their write up on him:


Interesting player, likely not top end/top 6 at the NHL level without further development but will probably at least be more effective than Mullen in the AHL, as Mullen is a bit redundant with all the defensive depth the Comets have.

Hockey DB has him at 19 points (11/8) in 34 games this season so may have taken a step back from the added responsibility of wearing the 'C' this year.

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So does he have 19 points in 33 games as the captain of Notre Dame or 30 in 33 games?

It says 19 in the text but 30 in the stats lower on the same page on Canucks.com

30 in 33 was the 2012/13 season. Check the UND link in my post above.

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Three-time monogram winner for Notre Dame ... will serve as the team captain for the 2013-14 season ... hard-nosed physical player with great hands and a nose for the net ... a true power forward ... plays the game with a "mean" streak that knocks opponents off their game ... comes to play every night ... has proven to be a catalyst in the Irish attack when he is healthy ... intimidating presence on the ice ... has the ability to score goals around the net ... strong on his skates and tough to knock off the puck ... player that "stirs the drink" for Notre Dame ... played in 33 of the team's 41 games as a junior, scoring 11 goals with career highs in assists (19) and points (30) ... two of his 11 goals were game winners and he already has eight game winners for his career ... has played in 105 career games, scoring 28 goals with 32 assists for 60 points ... has eight power-play goals and eight game winners in his career ... joined the Irish after playing two seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... one of three Notre Dame players - joining senior defenseman Jared Beers and freshman defenseman Justin Wade - to spend time with Cedar Rapids ... one of 20 Notre Dame players to spend time in the USHL ... selected in the fifth round, 146th overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators ... one of three Wisconsin natives on the roster along with junior blue liner Eric Johnson (Verona) and Junior forward Joe Aiken ... signed in the early-signing period (Nov. of `09) along with forwards David Gerths, Anders Lee, Garrett Peterson, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.

AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 33 of Notre Dame's 41 games in 2012-13 ... sidelined twice during season, missing eight games due to injuries ... had 11 goals and career highs in assists (19) and points (30) ... had two game-winning goals on the year ... was +18 on the season ... had 22 penalties for 52 minutes ... collected nine games with two or more points and one multi-goal game ... missed both games of the IceBreaker Classic but returned to action for the home-opening series against Minnesota Duluth ... scored first goal of the season in 4-1 win versus the Bulldogs ... assisted on two goals in 3-2 loss to Western Michigan (Nov. 2) ... followed up with a goal in 4-0 shutout against the Broncos (Nov. 4) ... recorded second multi-point game (gwg, 1a) in 4-1 win over Michigan (Nov. 16) ... had lone two-goal game of the season and first of three, three-point nights (2g, 1a) in 5-2 win over North Dakota (Nov. 24) ... followed that with a three-assist weekend in wins over Lake Superior State (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) ... had lone Irish goal in a 4-1 loss at Minnesota (Jan. 8) ... missed five games due to injury suffered in loss to Gophers ... returned to the lineup on Jan. 25 versus Ferris State ... turned in a six-point weekend (1g, 5a) in home sweep of Michigan ... turned in career-high three-assist game in 7-4 win over Wolverines (Feb. 8) ... picked up a goal and two assists in 6-4 win on Feb. 9 ...selected CCHA Postgame offensive player of the week for his play versus Michigan (Feb. 11) ... scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Miami at OfficeMax Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago (Feb. 17) ... turned in two-point game (1g, 1a) in 4-3 win over Bowling Green (March 1) ... scored one goal in each win in the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena ... had empty-net goal in 3-1 win over Ohio State (March 23) ... scored insurance goal and added an assist in 3-1 win over Michigan to give Irish third Mason Cup title (March 24) ... goal was the last goal in the history of the CCHA ... had two goals and two assists for four points in five postseason games.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 28 games as a sophomore ... sidelined twice during the season with injuries that caused him to miss 12 games ... scored five goals with seven assists for 12 points ... scored twice on the power play with three of his five goals counting as game winners ... third on the team with 22 penalties resulting in 58 penalty minutes ... was -6 on the season ... had a pair of multi-point games on the season ... opened the year with a pair of assists in 4-3, opening-night loss at Minnesota Duluth ... suffered an upper body injury in the Oct. 15 game versus UMD and missed five games ... returned to action on Nov. 4 at Northern Michigan ... went five games without a point until picking up an assist in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 15) ... put together a four-game point streak (3g, 2a) from Nov. 26 to Jan. 7 ...assisted on lone Irish goal in 4-1 loss to Ferris State (Dec. 9) ... scored first goal of the year (ppg) and added an assist in 4-1 home win versus the Bulldogs ... scored game-winning goal in 5-2 win over Boston University (Dec. 31) ... had third consecutive game with a goal and his second-consecutive game winner in 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 7) ... four-game streak was stopped on Jan. 13 versus Western Michigan ... went five games without a point before being hurt in 6-3 loss at Alaska (Jan. 27) ... sidelined for seven games and did not return to the lineup until Feb. 24 versus Michigan State ... scored his fourth goal of the year (ppg) and third game winner in 2-0 win over Spartans ... final goal of the year came in 4-2 win over Ohio State in the second game of the first-round series sweep of the Buckeyes ... assisted on only Notre Dame goal in 3-1 loss in game two at Michigan ... played in four postseason games with a goal and an assist.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 44 games for the Irish in 2010-11 ... scored 12 goals and six assists for 18 points ... had six power-play goals and three game winners ... had 24 penalties for 56 minutes ... picked up first collegiate point with an assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 14) ... first collegiate goal came on Oct. 29, the game-tying goal, in a 2-2 tie with Western Michigan ... had a three-game goal streak from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26 ... had one goal in each game of sweep of Michigan State ... goal in 6-2 win (Nov. 19) was the game winner ... had a power-play goal in 4-2 win on Nov. 20 ... added his second power-play goal in third game of streak in 6-3 loss at North Dakota (Nov. 26) ... fifth goal (ppg) of the year came in 5-2 loss at Miami (Dec. 4) ... had a power-play goal in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State (Jan. 1) at Shillelagh Tournament ... got back on the scoresheet on Jan. 28 with a power-play goal in 2-2 tie versus Miami ... sixth power-play of the year and eighth goal came on Feb. 12 in 5-1 win over Bowling Green ... had final regular-season goal in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Feb. 25) ... had career-best three-point game (1g, 2a) in 3-2 win over Lake Superior (March 11) in game one of second round CCHA playoff series ... goal was overtime game winner and came at 4:52 of extra session ... picked up second goal of the series in game three, a 4-2 Irish win ... scored opening goal for Irish in NCAA Frozen Four, just 49 seconds into game, in 4-3 loss to Minnesota-Duluth ... played in eight postseason games with three goals and two assists.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June of 2010 while a member of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... spent first three high school campaigns at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesa, Wis. ... was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-city and all-state selection at Catholic Memorial ... scored 31 goals with 17 assists for 48 points in his final season at Catholic Memorial ... helped the RoughRiders to a second-place finish with a 38-19-3 record in `09-'10 ... was third on the team in scoring with 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points ... had 11 power-play goals and three game winners ... racked up 149 minutes in penalties and was +18 on the year ... tied for sixth in the league in goals and tied for fifth in power-play tallies ... also fifth in penalty minutes ... selected to the East Division all-star team in both seasons with the RoughRiders ... in his first season, 2008-09, saw Cedar Rapids finish second in the East with a 38-17-5 record ... finished sixth in team scoring with 24 goals and nine assists for 33 points ... added six power-play goals, three game winners and 73 minutes in penalties ... member of gold-medal winning team at 2009 World Junior A Challenge in Summerside, P.E.I. ... selected player of the game in U.S. win over Russia ... full name is Jeffrey Michael Costello ... son of Tim and Debbie Costello ... has two older brothers, Dan and Matt ... born in Milwaukee, Wis. ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Costello's Career Statistics

Year       GP     G     A   Pts    Shots  Sh Pct.    P/Min    PPG  SHG  GWG    +/-

2010-11    44    12     6    18    99     .121      24/56      6    0    3     -4

2011-12    28     5     7    12    59     .085      22/58      2    0    3     -6

2012-13    33    11    19    30    69     .159      22/52      0    0    2    +18

2013-14    34    11     8    19    103    .107      29/69      4    0    1     +6

Totals    139    39    40    79    330    .118      97/235    12    0    9    +14

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Does he have to finish his college career BEFORE he can report to Utica?

Or, will he report somewhere else BEFORE coming to Utica? How does the college system work for these young players? Sorry for the questions, I'm just learning all rules.

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Does he have to finish his college career BEFORE he can report to Utica?

Or, will he report somewhere else BEFORE coming to Utica? How does the college system work for these young players? Sorry for the questions, I'm just learning all rules.

NCAA is finished mid-april. i doubt he gets a contract after his season is over. more likely to get a pro tryout. that is, if he's good enough to warrant a tryout.

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Gillis has a love affair with college hockey players...how many of the ones he's drafted have made an impact in the NHL?

Considering college careers take usually at least 3 years if not 4, it's pretty hard to draft a player in the amount of time Gillis has been here and have them go through college then make the team. But Schroeder was the first and he's in the NHL now, he just has to make more of an impact than he already has.

Seems like another Mike Duco, maybe he'll have some good production at the AHL level though.

He's bigger than Duco, and I think a little more of the power forward mould rather than an agitator like Duco.

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