2009-10: Ken Agostino played for Delbarton School in New Jersey, in the New York metro area. In his senior year, Agostino scored 50 goals and added 33 assists for 83 points. He finished his high school career with 261 points, making him the all-time leading scorer in that school's history. Agostino was named the Star-Ledger's 2010 Player of the Year, the third consecutive year he has won that award. Agostino was chosen in the fifth round, 140th overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
2010-11: In his freshman season at Yale, Agostino managed 11 goals and 14 assists in 31 games. He started the season playing in the bottom six but gradually worked his way into the top-six.
2011-12: Agostino had a breakout season as a sophomore at Yale. The Eli's third-leading scorer, he had 14 goals with 20 assists and was plus-ten with 32 penalty minutes. Yale slipped to the middle of the pack in the ECAC Hockey League. finishing sixth after reaching the NCAA tournament in 2010-11, and lost to Harvard in a three-game, season-ending conference quarterfinal series.
Agostino's style of game very much meshes with what the Penguins look for in forwards. He has a good motor, high compete level, and good hockey instincts.
Offensively Agostino posted gaudy numbers at the high school level and while that offense clearly is still there at the collegiate level, his compete level and willingness to play in the dirty areas of the ice are his greatest virtues. He is a solid north-south skater, and while not overly big, he is strong on his skates and not afraid to play a physical brand of hockey.
Agostino will return to Yale for his 2012-13 season. While there is an outside possibility he will turn pro for the following season, he is just as likely to finish out his NCAA eligibility.
Agostino was dealt to the Calgary Flames in the March, 2013 trade that brought Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins.