Tim Sestito

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Tim Sestito
Tim Sestito - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 32)[1]
Rome, New York
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Riga
Edmonton Oilers
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Tim Sestito (born August 28, 1984 in Rome, New York) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has previously played with the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils organizations of the National Hockey League. His younger brother Tom Sestito, also previously played with the Vancouver Canucks.

Playing career[edit]

Sestito takes a faceoff for the Albany Devils.

Undrafted Sesito played junior hockey with the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. In 2005, in his first professional season with the Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL, he scored 21 goals and had 23 assists for the total of 44 points in 72 games. In those 72 games, he also got a total of 127 penalty minutes finishing 3rd for penalties.

On November 22, 2008, Sestito was called up to the Edmonton Oilers to make his first regular season NHL debut. He played his first regular season game on November 26, 2008 against the Los Angeles Kings. Sestito was the captain of the Oilers top minor hockey league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, before being traded on July 9, 2009 to the New Jersey Devils from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional draft choice.

On October 14, 2010, Sestito was called up to New Jersey to fill in for Brian Rolston and a depleted Devils roster.

On May 5th, 2012, Sestito was called up to New Jersey to make his NHL Playoff debut for the injured Ryan Carter during the team's 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

On July 15, 2015, Sestito announced he would be moving to the Kontinental Hockey League to play with the Dinamo Riga for the 2015–16 season.[2] Sestito was named an assistant captain for the Dinamo Riga in his first season with the team.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Syracuse Jr. Crunch OPJHL 45 20 24 44 101
2001–02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 51 10 11 21 40 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 61 11 7 18 49 18 2 3 5 4
2003–04 Plymouth Whalers OHL 57 10 20 30 68 9 4 1 5 14
2004–05 Plymouth Whalers OHL 67 14 18 32 93 4 0 0 0 14
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 9 2 1 3 12
2005–06 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 72 21 23 44 146 6 2 2 4 24
2006–07 Stockton Thunder ECHL 66 13 13 26 132 6 2 1 3 6
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 77 7 10 17 175
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 5 3 8 77
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 66 18 17 35 38 5 0 0 0 8
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 23 5 8 13 28
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 0 2 2 9
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 18 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 45 9 10 19 127
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 67 7 16 23 106
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 51 13 14 27 79 4 0 0 0 6
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 16 0 3 3 2
2014–15 Albany Devils AHL 58 10 15 25 79
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 0 2 2 33
NHL totals 101 0 8 8 55 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Sestito Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sestito signs with Dinamo Riga of KHL". Rome Sentinel. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Dinamo Riga official team leadership group". Dinamo Riga. 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 

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