Danny Kristo

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Danny Kristo
Born (1990-06-18) June 18, 1990 (age 26)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Pittsburgh Penguins
WBS Penguins (AHL)
National team  United States
NHL Draft 56th overall, 2008
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2013–present

Daniel Kristo (born June 18, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He currently plays under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[edit]

Kristo was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, 56th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey with the University of North Dakota in the NCAA Men's Division I WCHA conference. In his senior year, Kristo's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 All-WCHA First Team.[1]

On July 2, 2013, Kristo was traded, by the Canadiens, to the New York Rangers for right winger Christian Thomas.[2] On August 19, 2014, the Rangers announced that they had re-signed Kristo, who was a restricted free agent, to a one-year $826,875 contract.

On July 2, 2015, Kristo left the Rangers as a free agent, signing a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3] In the 2015–16 season, Kristo was assigned to play with the Blues AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. In playing the entirety of the year with the Wolves, Kristo appeared in 71 games in compiling 25 goals and 48 points. On August 2, 2016, Kristo re-signed with the St. Louis Blues on a one-year, two-way contract.

In the 2016–17 season, his second year with the Wolves, Kristo had 2 assists in 8 games before he was dealt by the Blues to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defensman Reid McNeill on November 19, 2016.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 USA U-18 NTDP 39 8 10 18 34
2007–08 USA U-18 NTDP 14 4 4 8 6
2008–09 Omaha Lancers USHL 50 22 36 58 18 3 3 0 3 2
2009–10 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 41 15 21 36 8
2010–11 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 34 8 20 28 18
2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 42 19 26 45 33
2012–13 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 40 26 26 52 24
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 9 0 3 3 2
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 65 25 18 43 18
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 72 22 24 46 35 15 3 3 6 2
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 25 23 48 29
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 0 2 2 2
AHL totals 225 72 70 142 86 15 3 3 6 2
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Representing  United States
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Canada
World Junior A Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2008 Camrose
Representing  United States
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Russia

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 3 6 2
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 1 0 1 0
2010 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 3 8 0
2013 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 20 9 6 15 2
Senior totals 10 1 2 3 2

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2009–10
All-WCHA First Team 2012–13 [5]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2012–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's WCHA awards announced". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Rangers trade Thomas to Canadiens for Kristo". National Hockey League. 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  3. ^ St. Louis Blues (2015-07-02). "Blues agree terms with Danny Kristo". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Blues, Penguins swap minor leaguers". CBS Sports. 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Conference Honors, 2012-13". CollegeHockeyInc.com. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 

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