Les Costello

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    5'8" / 173 cm
  • Weight
    159 lbs / 72 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    -
  • Highlights
    1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Brother: Murray Costello

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1943-44 South Porcupine Porkies NOHA - - - - - |
1944-45 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 17 11 8 19 4 | Playoffs 9 7 7 14 7
1945-46 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 24 17 23 40 17 | Playoffs 11 8 10 18 12
1946-47 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 29 29 33 62 78 | Playoffs 9 9 7 16 13
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 32 22 54 40 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 2 2 4 2
1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 46 13 19 32 63 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 2 3 5 11 |
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 70 18 31 49 69 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1944-45 Toronto St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 14 8 8 16 14 |
1946-47 Toronto St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 10 12 9 21 13 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 184 63 72 135 0.73 172 0 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0
M-Cup 24 20 17 37 1.54 27 0 |
NHL 15 2 3 5 0.33 11 0 | 6 2 2 4 0.67 2 0
NOHA 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
OHA-Jr. 70 57 64 121 1.73 99 0 | 29 24 24 48 1.66 32 0
Career Highlights
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Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Costello retired in 1950 in order to join a seminary and become a priest. Father Costello helped to create a hockey team called the Flying Fathers in 1962, which raises money for charities by touring North America. The team is still around today.

In 2002 at a Flying Fathers game in Kincardine, ON, Costello was struck in the head by a puck, falling back and hitting his head on the ice. He was admitted to the hospital the next day, where he slipped into a coma and died a week later on December 10. (Link)