Danny Kristo, W

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 187

Born: 1990-06-18

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Drafted: 2008 by Montreal, 56th overall








January 2015 – If somebody is on the hot seat in the Rangers organization, it’s definitely Danny Kristo. Since joining the team, Kristo has not impressed the Rangers' front office. The skilled forward spent the past one and half season in minors without any call-up to the parent team. Kristo was an exciting college hockey player but his play hasn't translated to the professional ranks as most projected. He is playing top-six minutes with the Hartford Wolf Pack and plays a skilled game but he needs to improve play better away from the puck in order to justify a call-up. He has 9 goals and eleven assists in 39 games this season in the AHL. Kristo will be an unrestricted free agent when July 1st comes around and it seems like he has no future with the Rangers. If Glenn Sather can get something for him before the March trade deadline, he will be traded to another NHL team.Jozsef Kurtosi


March 2014 – Last summer Montreal traded Kristo to New York, this season Kristo playing top 6 minutes for the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Rangers have let him develop in the AHL all year long. Kristo has started the season well, in the first two months he managed a point-per-game pace thorough 16 games, scoring nine goals and seven assists in that stretch. His performance recently cooled off after his hot star, but Kristo is a creative goal-scoring winger. He has high hockey IQ, excellent vision, and a very quick release. He has all the tools and if he improves his overall play, next year there will be a promotion from the Rangers. Jozsef Kurtosi



May 2013 - Kristo was named to the American IIHF World Championship roster. Eric Daoust


March 2013 - Kristo was named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award for top college player in the nation. The UND forward finished third in the NCAA in goals (with 24). He also had points in 19 consecutive games at one point. Look for Montreal to sign him to a contract and get him into some AHL games. With an injury or two in the Habs roster, he'll get a look with the big club. - Dobber


December, 2012 - Kristo is off to a great start in his senior season, notching 14 points (five goals) in North Dakota's first ten games. He's stepped in as a leader and is flourishing in his current role as the go-to guy in the offense. His pro career will commence later this season with Hamilton of the AHL. Rich Dillon


February, 2012 – Kristo is in his junior year at the University of North Dakota and has a wealth of international experience playing for Team USA at the World Junior Championships. His 36 points as a freshman earned him the WCHA Rookie of the Year honor in 2010.



Fantasy Outlook: B-

Kristo has the skill and hockey sense to be a solid second-liner in the NHL. He will probably spend time in the AHL next season though and the click is ticking.



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