#11 Jeff Costello
Four-time monogram winner for Notre Dame … served as team captain for the 2013-14 season … hard-nosed physical player with great hands and a nose for the net … played in 155 career games, scoring 41 goals with 41 assists for 82 points … had 12 power-play goals and nine game winners in his career … tied for 10th on all-time penalty minute list with 239 minutes … selected in the fifth round, 146th overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators … had his rights traded twice during the 2013-14 season, first to Vancouver and then to Tampa Bay … was not signed by the Lightning, but signed with their American Hockey League team, the Syracuse Crunch.
AS A SENIOR: Saw action in all 40 games during the season … scored 13 goals and added nine assists for 22 points to finish fourth in goals and sixth in scoring … had four power-play goals and one game winner … led the Irish with 31 penalties for 73 minutes … was +8 for the year … had one game with two goals and three multiple-point games … opened the season with a goal in 4-0 win over Western Michigan in season opener … scored goals in back-to-back wins over Michigan Tech (Oct. 20) and Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 25) … fourth goal of the year came in 4-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 8) … had lone multi-assist game (two assists) in 5-2 win over Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 29) … recorded two-goal game versus the Chargers in 5-0 win on Jan. 11 … third two-point game (goal and assist) came in 3-0 win at Providence (Feb. 15) … scored game winner in 2-0 win over Boston University (Feb. 22) … goal was part of career-best, four-game point streak (2g, 2a) … in six postseason games scored two goals with one assist for three points.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 33 of Notre Dame[apos]s 41 games in 2012-13 … sidelined twice during season, missing eight games due to injuries … had 11 goals and career highs in assists (19) and points (30) … had two game-winning goals on the year … was +18 on the season … had 22 penalties for 52 minutes … collected nine games with two or more points and one multi-goal game … scored first goal of the season in 4-1 win versus the Bulldogs … recorded second multi-point game (gwg, 1a) in 4-1 win over Michigan (Nov. 16) … had lone two-goal game of the season and first of three, three-point nights (2g, 1a) in 5-2 win over North Dakota (Nov. 24) … returned to the lineup on Jan. 25 versus Ferris State … turned in a six-point weekend (1g, 5a) in home sweep of Michigan … had career-high three-assist game in 7-4 win over Wolverines (Feb. 8) … picked up a goal and two assists in 6-4 win on Feb. 9 …selected CCHA Postgame offensive player of the week for his play versus Michigan (Feb. 11) … scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Miami at OfficeMax Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago (Feb. 17) … scored one goal in each win in the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena … had empty-net goal in 3-1 win over Ohio State (March 23) … scored insurance goal and added an assist in 3-1 win over Michigan to give Irish third Mason Cup title (March 24) … goal was final tally in CCHA history … had two goals and two assists for four points in five postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 28 games as a sophomore … sidelined twice during the season with injuries that caused him to miss 12 games … scored five goals with seven assists for 12 points … scored twice on the power play with three game winners … third on the team with 22 penalties resulting in 58 penalty minutes … was -6 on the season … had a pair of multi-point games on the year … opened the year with a pair of assists in 4-3 opening-night loss at Minnesota Duluth … put together a four-game point streak (3g, 2a) from Nov. 26 to Jan. 7 … scored first goal of the year (ppg) and added an assist in 4-1 home win versus Ferris State … scored game-winning goal in 5-2 win over Boston University (Dec. 31) … had third consecutive game with a goal and his second-consecutive game winner in 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 7) … scored his fourth goal of the year (ppg) and third game winner in 2-0 win over Spartans … final goal of the year came in 4-2 win over Ohio State in game two of the first-round series sweep of the Buckeyes … played in four postseason games with a goal and an assist.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 44 games for the Irish in 2010-11 … scored 12 goals and six assists for 18 points … had six power-play goals and three game winners … had 24 penalties for 56 minutes … picked up first collegiate point with an assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 14) … first collegiate goal came on Oct. 29, the game-tying goal, in a 2-2 tie with Western Michigan … fifth goal (ppg) of the year came in 5-2 loss at Miami (Dec. 4) … had a power-play goal in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State (Jan. 1) at Shillelagh Tournament … got back on the scoresheet on Jan. 28 with a power-play goal in 2-2 tie versus Miami … sixth power-play of the year and eighth goal came on Feb. 12 in 5-1 win over Bowling Green … had career-best three-point game (1g, 2a) in 3-2 win over Lake Superior (March 11) in game one of CCHA playoff series … goal was overtime game winner and came at 4:52 of extra session … picked up second goal of the series in game three, a 4-2 Irish win … scored opening goal for Irish in NCAA Frozen Four, just 49 seconds into game, in 4-3 loss to Minnesota-Duluth … played in eight postseason games with three goals and two assists.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June of 2010 while a member of the USHL[apos]s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders … spent first three high school campaigns at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesa, Wis. … was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-city and all-state selection at Catholic Memorial … scored 31 goals with 17 assists for 48 points in his final season at Catholic Memorial … helped Cedar Rapids to a second-place finish in `09-[apos]10 … third in team scoring with 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points … had 11 power-play goals and three game winners … racked up 149 minutes in penalties and was +18 on the year … selected to the East Division all-star team in both seasons with the RoughRiders … in his first season, 2008-09, finished sixth in team scoring with 24 goals and nine assists for 33 points … added six power-play goals, three game winners and 73 minutes in penalties … member of gold-medal winning team at 2009 World Junior A Challenge in Summerside, P.E.I. … selected player of the game in U.S. win over Russia … full name is Jeffrey Michael Costello … son of Tim and Debbie Costello … has two older brothers, Dan and Matt … born in Milwaukee, Wis. … graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in marketing major from Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business.
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