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Agostino Signs With NHL's Calgary Flames

Release Date : 3/17/2014

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Atlantic Metropolitan Junior Hockey League and the New Jersey Colonials organization are pleased to announce that alumnus Ken Agostino (’92 birth year/Flanders, NJ) has signed a two-year entry level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Agostino was a Colonial throughout his time in the AYHL, from his time at Mite through his Midget-18 season before enrolling at Yale University for the 2010-2011 season. After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Flanders native was traded to the Flames in the Jerome Iginla deal.

“My congratulations to Ken,” said New Jersey Colonials Director of Hockey Operations Noel Rubin. “He is the typical New Jersey Colonials player – hard working, talented, smart and very passionate.”

Agostino was an offensive force at every level in the AYHL, registering two hundred and fifty-nine points in just one hundred and seventeen AYHL league games. In his Midget-16 National season, Agostino recorded thirty goals and forty-three assists in just twenty-nine games, averaging two and a half points per game.

“He was always my top offensive player and he led the AYHL in scoring for five seasons,” Rubin added. “I’m proud to have coached him for his Pee Wee and Bantam years.”

After leaving the Colonials, Agostino moved to Yale University, where he continued his offensive prowess with one hundred and thirty-two points in one hundred and thirty four games, producing at just under a point per game. Agostino won a NCAA Division I National Championship with Yale in 2013.

“We congratulate the entire Colonials organization for this milestone,” added AMHL President Gene Palecco. “Kenny was a top player in the AYHL and then proved to be one of the top player in the country with Yale and expect him to achieve equal success in the NHL with Calgary.” 

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