ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Jordan Caron, defenseman Peter Harrold and forward Danny Kristo to one-year, two-way contracts.
Caron, 24, split last season between the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and the American Hockey League's (AHL) Providence Bruins. The 6'3, 201-pound forward logged 16 penalty minutes in 11 regular season games with Boston, two penalty minutes in 19 games with Colorado and 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 23 games with Providence.
Overall, Caron has accumulated 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) and 78 penalty minutes in 153 career National Hockey League (NHL) regular season games, as well as one goal and four penalty minutes in nine postseason outings. In addition, his AHL career has yielded 78 points (36 goals, 42 assists) and 74 penalty minutes in 134 regular season games and nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 12 postseason appearances. The Sayabec, Quebec, native was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Harrold, 32, split last season between the New Jersey Devils and their AHL affiliate, Albany Devils. The 5'11, 180-pound defenseman posted five points (three goals, two assists) in 43 regular season games with New Jersey and two points (one goal, one assist) in 13 regular season games with Albany.
Overall, the Kirtland Hills, Ohio, native has amassed 42 points (13 goals, 29 assists) and 74 penalty minutes in 274 career NHL regular season games as well as four assists in 19 career postseason appearances. In addition, he has totaled 105 points (20 goals, 85 assists) and 114 penalty minutes in 185 career AHL regular season games and 12 points (three goals, nine assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 20 career postseason contests.
Kristo, 25, has spent the past three seasons in the AHL, including stints with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2012-13) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (2013-15). In 2014-15, the 6’0, 196-pound forward 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. Overall, Kristo’s AHL career has yielded 92 points (47 goals, 45 assists) in 146 regular season games.
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.