Rookie right wing Danny Kristo(29) is off to a hot start with his pro career.
In 9 AHL games with Hartford Wolf Pack he already has 6 goals and 3 assists, which basically picks up where he left off at University Of North Dakota. In four years, he put up 68 goals and 93 assists in 157 games, good for just over a point-per-game. He also was a part of three straight NCAA Championship teams, won a gold medal with USA at the World Juniors and on a personal level was a Hobey Baker Award finalist.
The 5’11” 185 lbs. forward was originally a Montreal Canadiens‘ 2nd round draft pick and played 9 games signed to an ato with their minor league affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs at the end of last season. He tallied three helpers in the stint.
He inked to a two-year entry level deal but at the start of free agency he found himself switching jerseys and headed to New York Rangers.
The 23-year old definitely has smooth hands for scoring and play-making and also possesses a bit of a grinder mentality to his game despite his smaller size.
He should realize his first NHL recall sooner than later and will probably stick as soon as he gets a chance.