Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos
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Tom Kostopoulos wasn’t the big free-agent signing Canadiens fans had hoped for during the summer, but the hard-working forward quickly found his role on the team. In this week’s one-on-one with The Gazette’s Kevin Mio, the Mississauga, Ont., native talks about how easy it was to sign with the Habs and the prank he pulled on head coach Marc Crawford while playing in Los Angeles.
Here’s one of his answers:
Being from the heart of Leafs Nation, how hard was it to sign with Montreal, and have you or your family taken any ribbing back home?
"It was easier than you think. Growing up watching the rivalry, just to be a part of it, it was exiting. Just growing up in Toronto, playing for a Canadian team is exciting, and Montreal, the winningest franchise in history and all the history. I was really excited about it and my heart was set as soon as I heard they were interested."