Islanders Welcome Back First Team All Star Chuck Costello

The Cape Cod Islanders are pleased to announce that they have resigned last season's second leading scorer and First Team All Star, Chuck Costello.  In 41 regular season games last season, the 6' 1" 180 pound from Philadelphia, PA native scored 24 goals and added 43 assists, in six playoff games he scored 2 gaols and three assists.  Costello's efforts earned him a tender with the new Northeast Generals NAHL franchise.  He was invited to the main camp in July and was one of the last players to be released in what was a tough decision for the Gens coaching staff.

"We are so happy that we have the chance to have a player of Chuck's ability on our roster for a second season.  He is an impact player and puts our offense at a different level." coach Jay Punsky said  "He had interest from teams in other but he decided to spend his final year of junior hockey with the Islanders.  Last season he, Aaron Deady and Mike Jessman made up one of the top lines in the whole league.  Chuck's speed and tenacity made him an elite player and we are expecting big things from him next season." 

Costello had interest from multiple colleges last season and that interest is sure to expand next season.  His attitude, skill level and will to succeed puts him into an elite class and that should transfer at the college level.

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