24-Year-Old Right Wing – New York Rangers
Danny Kristo Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Rangers on a one-year contract in August of 2014.
Kristo was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Wednesday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
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Originally drafted in the second round (56th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Kristo, a 21-year-old Minnesota native, collected 68 goals and 93 assists for 161 points, along with 83 penalty minutes and a plus-49 rating over four seasons with North Dakota. In 2012-13, he made his professional debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Acquired this off-season from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Christian Thomas, the 6'0, 190 pound right-winger is already technically familiar with the organization. Kristo, having helped (five goals, three assists) the United States to a gold medal at the 2010 WJC championships, has played with current Rangers like Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque. While It's not out of the question he would get a call-up to Broadway this season, he's more of a target for keeper league owners than annual re-draft teams.
Kristo will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season. The 21-year-old forward was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft and immediately showcased his developing offensive skills during his freshman year. He slumped to begin his sophomore year, but started coming around mid-season when he suffered an embarrassing injury that resulted in frostbite to his toes after he lost a shoe while walking to his girl-friend's apartment on the UND campus. He's on the small side, but plays with a two-way sensibility and isn't afraid to engage.