Forward Danny Kristo agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on a contract Thursday, the team announced. Length and financial terms were not disclosed.
Kristo, 24, comes off his first full American Hockey League season, when he led the Hartford Wolf Pack with 25 goals and had 43 points.
The Rangers acquired Kristo from the Montreal Canadiens in July 2013 in a trade for forward Christian Thomas. Kristo was a second-round pick (No. 56) of the Canadiens in 2008 and turned pro following four seasons at the University of North Dakota. He tied for second in the NCAA in goals (26) and points (52) as a senior.
I had one really not-good game. I came back to the hotel and he [his father] was on Skype. My mother called first and said, 'Your father wants to talk to you.' So he moved my mother away, and he yelled at me for like 30 seconds. I understood him, and then he said, 'I'm done.' And he was gone. The next game I got my first shutout.
— Anton Khudobin recalls a fond memory, explains why he was so sharp in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win against the Capitals on Friday