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Blues Sign Kristo to One-Year Two-Way Deal

by St. Louis Blues / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Danny Kristo to one-year, two-way contract.

Kristo, 26, spent the past four seasons in the AHL, including stints with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2012-13), Hartford Wolf Pack (2013-15), and Chicago Wolves (2015-16).

In 2015-16, the 6’0, 185-pound forward lead the Chicago Wolves in scoring (25 goals) and finished second in total points (48) in 71 regular season games.

In 2014-15, he ranked third on Hartford with 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 72 regular season games, while he posted six points (three goals, three assists) in 15 playoff games, helping the Wolf Pack reach the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.

Prior to turning professional, Kristo spent four years at the University of North Dakota (2009-13). He began his collegiate career by capturing the 2010 WCHA Rookie of the Year Award, while in his senior campaign, he was named to the 2013 NCAA (West) First All-American Team and was chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award (Top Collegiate Player). The Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (56th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.

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