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Danny Kristo
Danny Kristo
Right Wing  - NYR
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 18, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Edina, MN, United States
Acquired: Acquired by the Rangers from the Montreal Canadiens for Christian Thomas on July 2, 2013
Drafted: MTL / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (56th overall) PROSPECT BIO
AHL CAREER
2013-14:
Led Hartford – and tied for seventh among AHL rookies – in goals (25), tied for second on the team in power play goals (seven), ranked third in points (43) and game-winning goals (five), and finished fifth in shots on goal (146) ... Tallied his first career AHL goal in Hartford’s season opener on Oct. 5 vs. Norfolk ... Registered a point in eight of the first 10 games of the season (seven goals, five assists over the span), and tallied the first of two three-game goal streaks during the year from Oct. 18 vs. Manchester to Oct. 23 vs. Portland ... Posted the first multi-goal effort of his career on Jan. 29 vs. Adirondack.
2012-13:
Recorded first AHL assist/point in his AHL debut on Apr. 5 at San Antonio ... Tallied points in consecutive games during a home-and-home series with Lake Erie on Apr. 12 and Apr. 13 (two assists).

COLLEGE CAREER
2012-13: Established career-highs in goals (26), assists (26), points (52), shorthanded goals (two), and game-winning goals (six) ... Tied for second in the NCAA and led North Dakota in goals ... Tied for second in the NCAA and led the team in points ... Led the team in game-winning goals and power play goals (six) ... Tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals ... Tallied an eight-game point streak from Jan. 26 vs. St. Cloud State to Mar. 1 vs. Bemjidi State (six goals, seven assists over the span) ... Registered a point in 31 of 40 games played ... Registered four consecutive multi-point games from Dec. 14 at Michigan Tech to Jan. 5 at Holy Cross (four goals, six assists over the span) ... Tallied a seven-game goal scoring streak from Dec. 8 vs. Denver to Jan. 12 vs. Colorado College (eight goals over the span).
2011-12
: Established career-highs in games played (42) and penalty minutes (33) ... Led the team in assists (26) and ranked second on the team in goals (19) and points (45) ... Tallied a six-game point streak from Oct. 7 vs. Air Force to Oct. 22 at Wisconsin (four goals, seven assists over the span).
2010-11
: Registered an eight-game point streak from Dec. 4 vs. St. Cloud State to Jan. 15 vs. Minnesota (two goals, ten assists over the span).
2009-10
: Established a career-high in power play goals (nine) ... Ranked third on North Dakota and led all freshmen in goals (15), assists (21), and points (36) ... Tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in his WCHA debut on Oct. 9 vs. Merrimack ... Registered his first WCHA goal on Nov. 6 at Michigan Tech ... Recorded a career-high 13-game point streak from Feb. 13 at St. Cloud State to Mar. 20 vs. St. Cloud State (seven goals, nine assists over the span).

USHL CAREER
2008-09: Led Omaha in assists (35) ... Tied for second on the team in points (57) and ranked fourth on the team in goals (22) ... Led Omaha in power play assists (18) and ranked third on the team in power play goals (eight) ... Tied for team lead in shots on goal (189).

NAHL CAREER
2007-08:
Recorded three goals and three assists for six points in seven contests during the U18 World Junior Championships ... Tallied two goals and two assists at U18 Five Nations Tournament ... 2006-07: Registered NAHL career-highs in games played (59), goals (12), assists (16), and points (28).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2013: Captured a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland ... Registered one goal and two assists in ten games. 2010: Captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 World Junior Championship ... Ranked third on the team and ninth among tournament skaters in goals (five) ... Tied for fourth on the team in points (eight). 2009: Registered one goal in six games at the 2009 World Junior Championship. 2008: Captured a bronze medal at the 2008 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship ... Tied for second on the team in goals (three) and tied for fourth in points (six).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 21, 2008 – Selected by Montreal in the second round, 56th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. July 2, 2013 – Acquired by the Rangers in exchange for forward Christian Thomas.