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Tom Sestito
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Born September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28) (age 31)
Rome, New York
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 85th overall, 2006
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2007–present

Tom Sestito (born on September 28, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

His older brother Tim Sestito plays with the New Jersey Devils organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Tom was drafted 85th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Drafted from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, he showed his potential scoring 42 goals in the 2006–07 season with the Whalers

On March 29, 2007, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets.

After playing with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, he made his NHL debut with Columbus in the last game of the 2007–08 season against the St. Louis Blues on April 6, 2008.

On December 15, 2010, Tom scored his first NHL goal against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks in a 3-2 overtime loss.

On December 23, 2010, he scored his second NHL goal against Cory Schneider (also of the Vancouver Canucks) in a 7-3 losing effort.

On February 28, 2011, he was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forwards Greg Moore and Michael Chaput.

On September 27, 2011, the Flyers placed Tom on waivers with the intention of having him play for their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

On October 8, 2012, Tom signed for EIHL team Sheffield Steelers on a temporary contract during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

He joined fellow NHL players Anthony Stewart and Drew Miller who were playing for Nottingham Panthers and Braehead Clan respectively.

On March 1, 2013, Tom was claimed off waivers by the Vancouver Canucks. On May 29, 2013, he received a two-year, one-way contract worth a total of US$1.5 million from the Vancouver Canucks.

On January 13, 2014, Tom made headlines after receiving twenty-seven combined penalty minutes for just one second of on-ice time in a game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Afterwards, commentator Keith Olbermann named him "The Worst Person in the Sports World" on his show.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Plymouth Whalers OHL 35 1 3 4 88
2005–06 Plymouth Whalers OHL 57 10 10 20 176 2 1 1 2 6
2006–07 Plymouth Whalers OHL 60 42 22 64 135 4 4 0 4 10
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 66 7 16 23 202 9 3 0 3 57
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 17
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 52 8 12 20 168
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 36 10 7 17 138
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 7
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 46 11 21 32 192
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 2 2 4 40
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 11 2 1 3 45
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 34 9 8 17 120
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 0 1 1 83
2012–13 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 17 8 11 19 69
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 2 0 2 12
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 23 1 0 1 53 1 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 57 5 3 8 212 1 0 0 0 2