|Born||September 28, 1987 |
Rome, New York
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||85th overall, 2006|
Columbus Blue Jackets
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 Career[edit | edit source]
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 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.
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 Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||1||0||0||0||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||0||0||0||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||9||2||2||4||40||—||—||—||—||—|