Kostitsyns: An Inside Look at Their Hockey Careers
Say what you want about them, there's no denying that these two brothers will go far.
Andrei Kostitsyn was drafted 10th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 draft. In 2004, Andrei was invited to the Canadiens training camp. While there, he ended up signing a three year contract with the Habs.
Andrei played for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the 2004-2005 season. In his very first AHL game he showed Habs fans his potential by scoring a goal. He finished the season with 23 points in 66 games, just the tip of the iceberg that was to come from this Belarus-born player.
On December 1, 2005, Andrei played in his first-ever NHL game and scored 12 days later against the Phoenix Coyotes. He would only play 12 games for the Canadiens before being sent back to the Bulldogs.
This season was Kostitsyn's best, tallying up 26 goals and 27 assists for 53 points in 78 games. It also helped to be playing alongside Alex Kovalev and Tomas Plekanec.
Sergei Kostitsyn, Andrei's younger brother, was drafted 200th overall in the 2005 draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
In the 2005-2006 season, Sergei played for the OHL London Knights, where he amassed 26 goals and 52 assists. With 78 points, he led the league's rookies in scoring.
The next year, he was sent back to the London Knights to be on a line with Patrick Kane and Sam Gagne. Here he would produce 131 points, placing him third in the league for scoring.
On December 13, 2007, Sergei played his first NHL game for the Montreal Canadiens. He finished the season with 9 goals and 18 assists in 52 games.
These brothers have a lot of potential with the Canadiens and I think it's safe to say that we will be seeing another great season from this dynamic duo next year. They are no doubt the most exciting brother pair seen on the ice in the league today.
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