Tom Kostopoulos

Status: Calgary Flames right winger.

Ht: 6-foot Wt: 197 pounds

DOB: Jan. 24, 1979 In: Mississauga, Ont.

Early Hockey Memory: “Getting dressed in the car on the way to the rink because we were always late. So I was that kid who had to put on his skates and skate guards in the car and walk into the rink, right on the ice (smiles).”

Nicknames: “TK.”

Hockey Inspirations:
“Wendel Clark, my older brother (Chris).”

Last Book Read:
“I’m reading the Bible right now.”

Current Car: “Ford Fusion Hybrid (platinum).”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Playing in the playoffs was probably the most fun.”

Most Painful Moment: “Every time I got sent down.”

Favorite Uniforms: “I like all the Original Six sweaters.”

Favorite Arena: “Montreal.”

Closest Hockey Friends: “A bunch. I played for a bunch of teams. So it’s a bunch of guys, too long a list.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Probably Colby Armstrong, Marc Bergevin, Chad LaRose.”

Toughest Competitors Encountered: “Iginla. (Why?) I don’t know, when he gets that look in his eye, it’s scary.”

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Most Memorable Goal: “Playoff overtime-winner, Game 1 against the Flyers, second round.”

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: “When I was like six, I was a goalie and there was a bird in the rink. And I was watching the bird and the team shot and it went in.”

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: “All sports. Soccer, baseball, football.”

Strangest Game: “I played in the exhibition game at the MGM Grand in Vegas. Avalanche vs. Kings. When a sheet of glass was broken and Jeremy Roenick started to dance disco at center ice (smiles). You can find it on YouTube.”

Last Vacation: “Probably Muskoka, Ontario.”

Favorite Player(s) To Watch: “Matt Stajan and Tim Jackman.”

Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Honesty, trust.”

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