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Danny Kristo | Winger | #88

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: U. of North Dakota
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (56) / MON

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Danny Kristo for Reid McNeil.
A career minor leaguer, Kristo has yet to crack the NHL since being selected 56th overall in 2008 by Montreal. The 26-year-old has posted 77 goals and 137 points over the last three seasons down on the farm. Sat, Nov 19, 2016 03:24:00 PM

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Danny Kristo has re-signed with the St. Louis Blues.

His one-year contract will pay him $575,000 at the NHL level or $175,000 in the AHL. Kristo notched 25 goals and 48 points 71 games with the Chicago Wolves last season. He has spent the last three seasons in the AHL and hasn't played any NHL contests yet.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 08:30:00 PM

Danny Kristo has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Kristo had 22 goals and 46 points in 72 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 25-year-old forward will probably start the campaign in the minors, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him make his NHL debut at some point during the season as an injury replacement.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault was impressed with the play of Danny Kristo at practice Saturday.

The coach thought that the play of Kristo was much improved. The funny part about the chat was that Vigneault could not remember Kristo's first name and called him by his nickname "Count". Kristo had 25 goals and 43 points in 63 AHL games for Hartford last season. He has an outside shot of leaving training camp with the Rangers as a bottom-six forward.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Rangers GM Glen Sather announced Thursday that the team had signed Danny Kristo.

In 65 games with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack this past season, he produced 25 goals and 43 points. He was acquired from Montreal in exchange for Christian Thomas on July 2, 2013. According to, Kristo's one-year contract will earn him $826,875 if he plays at the NHL level and $65,000 in the AHL.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault has been very impressed with rookies Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg.

The Rangers dealt Christian Thomas in the off-season to Montreal and received Kristo in return and thus far they are happy with his play as well as Fast and Lindberg. "They're all going to get the opportunity to play in situations where they can succeed," Vigneault said. "When you're talking about Fast and Kristo, they're supposed to be offensive players, so I'm trying to get them on lines to match their skill level. With four games in five nights coming up, we're going to get a real good read on where our young players are. So far none have let us down; it's been exciting to see the young energy." Look for Kristo to start the season in the minors as he played NCAA last season where he scored 26 goals and 52 points in 40 games.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Danny Kristo is getting ready for the Traverse City tournament.

"Obviously, it’s an exciting time, the first training camp of my pro career," Kristo said today. "I’m excited to go to Traverse City and get some games in before training camp. It was an exciting summer." Kristo is looking to make the jump to the NHL after scoring 26 goals and 52 points in 40 NCAA games last season. That being said, given the Rangers' roster situation, he is far more likely to start the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 03:40:00 PM

The Montreal Canadiens trade prospect Danny Kristo to the New York Rangers for minor leaguer Christian Thomas.

Both players are former second-round picks and, at one point, much-hyped prospects. Kristo played in nine games with AHL Hamilton this season after graduating from the University of North Dakota. Thomas, on the other hand, turned pro this season and even made his NHL debut.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Danny Kristo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Kristo will report to AHL Hamilton. He had 26 goals, 52 points, and 24 penalty minutes in 40 NCAA games with the University of of North Dakota in 2012-13. The Canadiens took him in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Montreal prospect Danny Kristo has been suspended for the second time this season because of an off-ice incident.

No details have surfaced on the "team party" that led to the suspension. Many had expected that the 21-year-old Habs propspect was ready to take the next step by turning pro and starting his career with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season. However, the talented right winger is returning for his final year with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. He should be owned as a minor leaguer in keeper leagues.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 10:01:00 AM

Montreal prospect Danny Kristo will attend the University of North Dakota for his senior year next season.

The Canadiens selected him in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 19 goals and 45 points in 42 games this past campaign.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 04:35:00 PM

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