In March 2013, Kenny Agostino was acquired by the Calgary Flames from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Jarome Iginla. He soon made his National Hockey League debut, played eight games, and then spent two seasons in the American Hockey League.
After 117 AHL contests, Agostino will get another shot in the NHL tonight. He was recalled from the Stockton Heat this morning, the Flames announced via a press release. He’s up on an emergency basis, contingent on Sam Bennett’s injury status.
Agostino, 23, has quietly become one of the Baby Flames’ most consistent players. He was the leader in scoring for the Adirondack Flames last season (with 43 points) and is tied with Hunter Shinkaruk for the team lead in scoring for the Heat right now (with 42 points). Agostino is a left-winger and the only recall announced, so presumably (a) Josh Jooris or Joe Colborne will be a center tonight and (b) T.J. Brodie or Deryk Engelland are healthy enough to play tonight.
The native of Flanders, NJ was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2010 Draft and spent four seasons with Yale University before joining the Flames in the spring of 2013. In eight NHL contests he has a goal and an assist.