Chad Costello

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Chad Costello
Born (1986-07-22) July 22, 1986 (age 28)
Johnston, IA, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Ontario Reign
Lake Erie Monsters
Springfield Falcons
Worcester Sharks
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Chad Costello (born July 22, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Ontario Reign of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Costello played junior hockey with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders where he scored 76 points to be the leading scoring in the United States Hockey League for the 2005–06 season.[1] He then attended Northeastern University where he played NCAA Division I college hockey with the Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey team where he scored 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 59 games.

In 2008–09, Costello played 65 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League. In the following season, Costello signed with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. In leading the Oilers in scoring and finishing 9th in the CHL league scoring, Costello was loaned to affiliate, and made his AHL debut with the Lake Erie Monsters.

Costello was signed to a one-year contract, alongside Oilers linemate Jack Combs, with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL on August 18, 2011, for the 2011–12 ECHL season.[2] Costello was leading the Eagles and the ECHL in scoring with 76 points in just 47 games before he suffered a season-ending knee injury on March 10, 2012.[3] Despite his injury, Costello finished fourth in league scoring and was selected in the First-All Star Team and chosen as the ECHL's Most Valuable Player.[4][5]

Costello returned to the Eagles the following season and repeated his success scoring 49 points in just 27 games. His offensive partnership with Combs was signified when they were both signed to try-out contracts with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on December 18, 2012. With the conclusion of the NHL lockout inducing significant roster movement, Costello was signed again alongside Combs, to an AHL deal with the Sound Tigers for the remainder of the season on January 9, 2013.[6] In 21 games for the Sound Tigers, Costello produced 12 points, but was unable to find a constant role on the team. He was subsequently released from his AHL contract with the Sound Tigers and rejoined the Colorado Eagles on March 9, 2013.[7]

On August 13, 2013, Costello returned to the CHL as a free agent, signing a one-year contract for the inaugural season of the St. Charles Chill.[8] After only 6 games with the Chill, Costello was placed on waivers and claimed by the Arizona Sundogs. Costello opted not to report and signed a contract to the ECHL with the Ontario Reign on November 19, 2013.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 49 5 10 15 16 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL 56 29 34 63 32 3 5 1 6 0
2005–06 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 59 31 45 76 15 8 3 3 6 2
2006–07 Northeastern University HE 32 11 11 22 20
2007–08 Northeastern University HE 27 3 10 13 12
2007–08 Texas Wildcatters ECHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 65 17 29 46 20
2009–10 Corpus Christi Icerays CHL 57 13 42 55 33
2010–11 Tulsa Oilers CHL 54 34 50 84 17 10 5 14 19 0
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 8 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Colorado Eagles ECHL 47 29 47 76 26
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 0 4 4 2
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 36 17 41 58 30 6 3 4 7 2
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 21 3 9 12 4
2013–14 St. Charles Chill CHL 6 4 5 9 12
2013–14 Ontario Reign ECHL 8 2 3 5 6
AHL totals 40 3 14 17 10

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL Most Points (76) 2005–06 [1]
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2006–07
ECHL First All-Star Team 2011–12
ECHL MVP 2011–12 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnston native led USHL in scoring". RadioIowa.com. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Eagles add Costello". Colorado Eagles. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "ECHL leading scorer and former RoughRider placed on season ending I.R". Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  4. ^ "All-ECHL Team announced". ECHL. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Colorado's Costello named CCM ECHL Most Valuable Player". ECHL. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  6. ^ "Tigers ink Combs and Costello to AHL deals". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Costello returns to Eagles after AHL contract release". Coloradoan. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Chill signs former MVP Costello". St. Charles Chill. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  9. ^ "ECHL MVP signs with Ontario". Ontario Reign. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

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