News: Danny Kristo accepted his qualifying offer from the Rangers

Danny KristoRangers prospect Danny Kristo accepted his qualifying offer from the Rangers earlier today. (Neil Sheehy)

Kristo’s qualifying offer may be a two-way qualifying offer as the CBA, article 10.2, (iii) says that a qualifying offer must be a one-way offer if a player has played in 180 or more games, 60 NHL games the previous season or “not cleared Waivers in the period between the 12th day prior to the commencement of the previous Regular Season and the end of a Club’s previous Playing Season.”

Kristo, 24, was an RFA and his qualifying offer was $826,875. (Cap Geek)

He had 25 goals and 18 assists in 65 games last season and Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton said that they liked his game for being a first-year pro.

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Kristo was acquired last summer in a deal for Christian Thomas and just finished his two-year entry level contract.

He is a “creative goal scoring winger” with a high hockey IQ, good vision and a good release. He has all the tools to be an NHL player but needs to improve his overall play. (Dobber)

Read: Danny Kristo, his season and what he needs to be effective

Danny Kristo1:40PM: Jeff Gorton said “We liked Danny Kristo’s game as a first-year pro, his ability to skate, we learned in the playoffs how important it is to skate.”(Rangers)

11AM: In his first season in the AHL, Danny Kristo scored 25 goals and added 18 assists in 65 games.

By month, Kristo scored:

  • October: 7 goals, 5 assists and 23 shots in 10 games
  • November: 3 goals, 2 assists and 21 shots in 9 games
  • December: 2 goals, 3 assists 32 shots in 10 games
  • January:  4 goals, 3 assists and 25 shots in 11 games
  • February: 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots in five games
  • March: 4 goals, 2 assists, 25 shots in 12 games
  • April: 4 goals, 2 assists, 14 shots in 8 games

Kristo, 24, showed his offensive talents at certain times in Hartford but “mostly looked out of place on a team that plays a very-two-way-game.” If he is put into the right situation Kristo can be an effective player and needs to be given some freedom to create his own opportunities or he will be “ineffective.” (HF)

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Kristo is entering the final-year of his tw0-year entry-level contract that has a cap hit of $875,000 and an AHL salary of $65,000.

Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack lose 6-2 (Chris McCarthy and Danny Kristo score)

The Wolf Pack lost 6-2 to St. John yesterday:

  • Chris McCarthy: 1 goal, minus two, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: minus 2, slashing penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus 3, 2 shots, roughing penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: minus one, 2 shots, high sticking penalty
  • JT Miller: 2 assists, minus two, 4 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: minus two, 3 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: minus two, 1 shot
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, minus two, 3 shots

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Stats: Wolf Pack win 7-2 (JT Miller (2), Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg score)

The Wolf Pack beat St. John 7-2 last night:

  • Chris McCarthy: plus 2, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • JT Miller: 2 goals, minus one, 7 shots, high sticking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, plus 2, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 2 shots, high sticking and slashing penalty
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 2 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack win 4-0

The Wolf Pack beat the Sound Tigers 4-0

  • Conor Allen: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 4 shots
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 assist, plus 2, 4 shots, tripping penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: 2 goals, plus 3, 3 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 assist, plus 3, 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: plus 1, 2 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 assist, plus 3, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, plus 1, 2 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack (Danny Kristo and Dylan McIlrath score)

The Wolf Pack beat the Sound Tigers 4-1 last night in Hartford

  • Conor Allen: nothing on scoresheet
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 goal, plus 2, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 assist, plus one, 4 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 shot, high sticking and tripping penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 assist, plus one, 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 3, 2 shots
  • Jesper Fast:  2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, plus 2, 2 shots

 

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack Win 6-2 (JT Miller, Danny Kristo and Jesper Fast score)

The Wolf Pack won 6-2 last night against Springfield:

  • Conor Allen: 2 shots
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 assist, plus two, 1 shot, high sticking penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 3 shots, interference penalty
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus one, 4 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 2 assist, plus two, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 3 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus one, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 2 shots

Highlights below

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