"It's been a blast for me," Kostopoulos said. "It's been fun everyday for me. I know for sure I couldn't play next season. I know it's time."
Lukas Bengtsson is still undecided on if he'll return to Sweden next season, telling reporters on Friday's locker room cleanout day that he'll "see what happens" over the summer.
Daniel Sprong reflected on his first full professional season during Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's locker room cleanout day.
For the second straight season, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are making a first-round exit in the Calder Cup playoffs.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton might be down 2-0 in the best-of-5 first round series, but Tristan Jarry has been solid in his back-to-back starts.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be taking on the Charlotte Checkers in the best-of-5 first round of the Calder Cup playoffs.
"That's what you play for the whole season ... I want to be a part of (Kostopoulos') last season and make it something he can remember," Andrey Pedan said.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have punched their 16th consecutive ticket to the AHL playoffs with a 7-4 win over the Binghamton Devils on Saturday night.
Tom Kostopoulos' 19th season of professional hockey will be his last, he announced on Wednesday.
Through over 650 games in a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton uniform, Tom Kostopoulos has had an immeasurable impact on the development of future Pittsburgh Penguins.
According to reports out of Sweden, Lukas Bengtsson has reached a verbal agreement with Linköpings HC.
After a disappointing stint in Pittsburgh without playing, Blueger is focusing on another opportunity.
"I think if I work, they'll give me the opportunity if I earn it," Adam Johnson said. "I just gotta keep working towards that."
Sam Lafferty, the Penguins' fourth-round pick in 2014, made his professional debut this week.
Christian Thomas is back in Wilkes-Barre with an Olympic medal in hand, but he has other hardware on his mind.
In a system with a lot of forward depth, Robert Morris alum Cody Wydo is fighting for a spot in Wilkes-Barre.
The Penguins added two forward prospects to their pool in Friday's three-team trade.
"Of course it was mentally tough to get this again after just 20 games played," Bengtsson said. "But you got to try to stay as positive as you can."
Reid Gardiner is back in the AHL, and faster than before.
Penguins defense prospect Ethan Prow is becoming more comfortable in his second professional season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Christian Thomas is off to PyeongChang for the Olympics, and he could not be more excited.
There is a good chance that Ryan Haggerty isn't on the radars of many Penguins fans yet. But, he should be.
I caught up with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Clark Donatelli one-on-one to talk about his team at the midway point of the season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Christian Thomas was named to Team Canada's roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Teddy Blueger has a strong defensive game, stickhandling ability, and hockey IQ, but might not be ready for the NHL just yet.